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  • Stroke Symptoms
    Recognizing stroke symptoms isn’t only valuable an elderly person or a caregiver, but by recognizing common stroke symptoms you will be better able to help someone who's life is in serious danger. In fact, in the case of a stroke, time is of the essence. With every extra minute that passes, the risk of permanent brain damage increases. If you recognize stroke symptoms in someone, call for an ambulance immediately.

    The following 10 symptoms are commonly associated with someone having a stroke and they usually appear suddenly.

    1. Weakness, paralysis or numbness in the face, arms or legs, particularly on one side. Is the person’s face drooping on one side? Is the person unable to move an arm or leg because it suddenly has gone weak and numb?
    2. Trouble walking, loss of balance or coordination. Often you
    Apr 21, 2017
  • How Classic And Common Migraine Headaches Differ
    Those who suffer from migraines suffer from a disorder which is characterized by having recurrent headaches that range from moderate to severe. Migraine doctors say that the pulsating nature of migraine symptoms can last for 72 hours.

    Migraine headaches are classified into two categories
    1. Classic migraine headaches
    2. Common migraine headaches

    There are several phases a person goes through during moderate to severe migraine headaches. The stages include the prodrome phase, aura phase, pain phase and the postdrome phase.

    The difference between the two lies in the severity of the pain, duration of headaches and frequency of attacks a person has in a specific period. However, both classic migraines and common migraine headaches go through all the above phases except the aura phase.

    1). A classic migraine is nothing but a migraine headache with
    Apr 11, 2017
  • Ways To Stop A Chronic Migraine Headache
    Suffering from migraines can be debilitating. There are migraine headache treatments that can help stop migraine symptoms and prevent future attacks. Many medications are available to treat migraine headaches. The drugs act as migraine remedies and also prevent migraine headaches. The ways to stop chronic migraine headaches fall into two broad categories.

    1. Preventive medications - These type of drugs are taken regularly or frequently to reduce migraine headaches. The goal is to reduce the amount of migraine headaches.

    2. Pain relieving medications - This type of migraine treatment is called acute treatment and these medications are taken during migraine headache attacks and are designed to stop migraine symptoms.

    There are few medications that pregnant women and children should not take. However, it’s always good to go with the doctor's
    Mar 30, 2017
  • Finding a Good Migraine Specialist
    Migraine headaches can be a real nuisance. When you have planned a long day with your family, a simple headache can just ruin your day. It has been suggested by neurologists that continuous headaches are a sign of a migraine. Migraine headaches can last for days or even weeks even if you do not seek treatment. If you are suffering from constant headaches, you should get yourself treated by a migraine specialist.

    Almost 30 million people experience migraines in the United States. Neurologists in Arizona are experts who specialize in the treatment and diagnosis of brain, muscle, spinal cord, blood vessel and nervous system diseases. Neurologists in Arizona will help you find the best treatment for your migraine headaches.

    Migraine specialists in Arizona work together to assure you get great quality care to speed up the recovery process. They
    Mar 22, 2017
  • What Are the Basic Migraine Symptoms
    According to Wikipedia, “a migraine is a severe, painful headache that can be preceded or accompanied by sensory warning signs such as flashes of light, blind spots, tingling in the arms and legs, nausea, vomiting and increased sensitivity to light and sound. The excruciating pain that migraines bring can last for hours or even days.”

    One of the symptoms of a migraine headache is lack of sleep. It can be difficult to sleep due to the constant pain associated with migraine headaches. Studies have shown an association between lack of sleep and severe, painful headaches.

    "A lot of people will have insomnia as a result of their migraine," says Edmund Messina, medical director of the Michigan Headache Clinic in East Lansing, Michigan.

    Causes of migraine headaches are various. Some of the most common causes are:
    • Hormonal change in women’s body.
    Mar 20, 2017