Chronic migraine headaches: What you need to know
While nearly everyone will deal with headaches throughout their lives, migraine headaches are very different. Migraines can cause pain, yes, but also serious sensitivity to light or sound, nausea or vomiting, changes in vision or numbness or pins and needles in the limbs. For those with chronic migraine headaches, these symptoms can occur often enough to cause serious disruption in everyday life.
In this short video, the perfect length to watch during your coffee break, neurologist and pain medicine specialist Dr. Sankeerth Challagundla explains what we know about chronic migraine headaches, including common migraine headache symptoms, how often chronic migraine headaches occur, the potential causes of chronic migraines, common triggers for migraines and more.
“Migraines are very disruptive,” said Dr. Challagundla. “They can disrupt work, they can disrupt the household, recreational plans and more. That’s why it’s important to speak with your doctor and see what treatment options are available.”
There are multiple options for treating chronic migraine headaches, but the most important treatment options for migraines involve lifestyle changes, medications, procedures like neural blocks or Botox and treatment of comorbidities like obesity, depression, fibromyalgia and other potential causes.
Avoiding common triggers for migraines like red wine, caffeine, aged cheeses, missing sleep, physical strain or others can also lessen the number of migraine headaches you experience.
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