Migraines and Headaches

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    Migraine often begins—or increases dramatically—when a woman enters puberty and generally improves after menopause. This is due to the fact that the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone have an effect on migraine. Many women tend to get their most severe or only migraines around the time of their period. The most distinctive form of menstrual migraine occurs just after the onset of flow and appears to be due to the sudden drop in estrogen that occurs around the menses. The brain’s abnormal...Read More
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    Post-traumatic headache, defined as headache following head trauma, is one of the most controversial types of headaches. Some experts believe that it has been fabricated by lawyers and greed. Others consider it a biological disorder resulting from permanent brain or nerve injury. No one can deny that it generates a huge amount of medical, legal, and insurance company activity. Post-traumatic headache is similar to other headache disorders in that it has both acute and chronic forms. No one questions...Read More
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    Headache treatment should be a two-way street, with the patient communicating a goal and desires about his headache management, the doctor contributing her knowledge and values, and the final plan incorporating both perspectives. Signals that you need to find another doctor include: Your physician looks confused or uninterested while you are describing your headache symptoms Your physician says you have to learn to “deal” with the headache Your physician does not answer your questions Your...Read More

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William Young

William B. Young, MD, is Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director of the Inpatient Program at the Jefferson Headache Center at Thomas Jefferson University. His publications include many peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and miscellaneous publications. His special interests include post-traumatic headache, treatment of intractable migraine, and the role of managed care in the current health care setting.

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