ABC of Headache by Anne MacGregor, Alison Frith

By Anne MacGregor, Alison Frith

In its assorted displays, headache is likely one of the commonest indicators obvious through kinfolk practitioners. the trouble is in diagnosing the reason for the headache in order that the ideal remedy is equipped, or if referral to a expert is the suggested plan of action. The ABC of Headache is helping with this limitation and courses the surgeon to appear for the potential reasons of proposing signs. in response to genuine case histories, every one bankruptcy courses the reader from indicators via to analysis and administration. This new ABC is a hugely illustrated, informative, and functional resource of data. With hyperlinks to additional info and assets, it's a precious textual content for healthcare pros in any respect degrees of perform and coaching.

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Triptans may be used for acute symptomatic relief of moderate or severe migraine attacks or withdrawal headaches, so long as a triptan was not one of the overused medications that have been withdrawn. 1). Topiramate has been shown to reduce headache frequency, migraine frequency and consumption of acute medications in patients with MOH even when the acute medications have not been withdrawn or tapered. Preventive medications may also reduce the severity of withdrawal headaches, increase compliance with the withdrawal protocol and reduce the likelihood of relapse or recidivism.

Lasting minutes to days 3. remitting spontaneously and tending to recur monthly B. During attacks, symptoms and/or signs of one or more of the following: 1. pallor 2. irritability 3. malaise 4. vomiting 5. ataxia C. Normal neurological examination between attacks D. Not attributed to another disorder Source: Headache Classification Subcommittee of the International Headache Society (IHS). The International Classification of Headache Disorders (2nd edition). Cephalalgia 2004; 24 (suppl 1): 1–160.

2009 Blackwell Publishing, ISBN 978-1-4051-7066-6. 28 Cause questions ET’s non-menstrual headaches can occur without recognized causes, but she has identified being tired, stressed, travelling, missing meals and drinking alcohol as triggers. ET thinks that her menstrual headaches are caused by hormone imbalances. ‘Women’s headaches’ at period time run in the family: her mother used to experience menstrual headaches until her menopause, when the headaches stopped. Response to headache questions Non-menstrual headaches do not stop ET from her usual activities; however, she is missing time from work with the menstrual headache.

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