migraine

  • 'Hopelessly submerged in pain for days': What it's like to live with menstrual migraines

    Menstrual migraines, which affect more than 50 percent of female migraine patients, tend to last longer and are more intense than other migraines, and they may not respond to typical therapies.

  • Haven't heard of the 'migraine pose' on Instagram? Real sufferers don't find it amusing.

    Nearly 18 percent of women suffer from migraine, and many are hoping that taking over the #migrainepose tag will draw more awareness to their plight.

  • No, You’re Not Imagining It — The Fall Weather Really Can Trigger Migraines

    A whole host of factors — including changes in daylight, barometric pressure, and temperature — could be to blame. In fact, research suggests that weather is a trigger for around half of migraineurs who are aware of their triggers. While it’s clear that outside ambience can cause head pain, figuring out what it is about the change in season that is the culprit is harder to do, says Lee Peterlin, DO, associate professor of neurology and director of headache research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “When you have changes in weather, it’s not just temperature.

  • Sneaky Migraine Triggers — and How to Avoid Them

    In the Yahoo Health video series Functional Fix, Robin Berzin, MD, founder of Parsley Health, shares holistic solutions to the most common health woes. While the exact cause of migraines is still not clear, it’s believed that they occur when the pain center in the brain is triggered — though the trigger can differ depending on the person.  If you’re trying to get to the root of your headaches, functional medicine doctor Robin Berzin, MD, the founder of Parsley Health, says that there are some common culprits to be aware of.  Food sensitivities can lead to migraines, for instance, due to the food triggering an inflammatory response in the body. Magnesium deficiency can also bring on migraines for some people, since magnesium is “important for hundreds of chemical reactions in the body including liver detoxification, hormone balance, and the constriction and dilation of blood vessels, all of which have implications for migraines,” Berzin tells Yahoo Health.