Migraine Awareness Month

Posted on: 2:13 pm, June 19, 2012, by

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Neurologist Nancy Hammond, M.D. from The University of Kansas Hospital was on the FOX 4 Morning Show with more on migraines and some lifestyle changes you can make.
Dr. Hammond says a migraine is:

Severe headache lasting more than 4 hours
Accompanied by nausea or vomiting
Sensitive to light or sound
Can start with an aura

Dr. Hammond says a migraine can occur at any age, but they are more common in women and do run in families.
There are two kinds of treatment… treatments to prevent headaches and treatments to treat a headache once you have it.
Finally, Dr. Hammond says there are a few things to help with your headaches.

Know your triggers and avoid them
Get enough sleep
Stick to a regular schedule
Try to reduce stress

headaches.org
americanmigrainefoundation.org

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