Migraine is a neurological, not vascular, disorder

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Migraine is a neurological, not vascular, disorder

Post by Tee on Mon May 21, 2012 10:06 am


Published on May 18, 2012 at 9:16 AM

"Migraine risk factors can be treated effectively in the primary care setting, and we need to educate practitioners about what they can do to help prevent migraine in their patients," Dodick said. "About 40 percent of migraine patients are candidates for preventive treatments but only 10 percent receive them. Doctors just want to treat the pain because they have little time to spend with patients to explore other options. They need to start thinking about the treatment of migraine in a disease model context, in much the same way as hypertension or diabetes."

For example, Dodick noted that obese people have a five-fold risk for developing migraine and depressed individuals have a three-fold higher risk. So treating these risk factors is an effective prevention strategy.

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20120518/Migraine-is-a-neurological-not-vascular-disorder.aspx?page=2

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Re: Migraine is a neurological, not vascular, disorder

Post by sisterphonetica on Mon May 21, 2012 11:09 pm

Maybe I should get back to the doctor for antidepressants...
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Re: Migraine is a neurological, not vascular, disorder

Post by Tee on Tue May 22, 2012 2:13 am

hmmm it might be worth sending this to your doc and get his view......... I do think it makes sense, as I always had a problem understanding how al the aura could be vascular......

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