Did you know– Women are three times more likely to get migraines than men – and most people will have their first episode in childhood or young adulthood. It is rare for migraines to start after the age of 40. Many who suffer with migraines have close relatives who also have migraines. We also know that in women, hormonal changes appear to be a strong factor during puberty, menopause, pregnancy, and the menstrual cycle.For many people, as we get older (and better) our headaches may improve too. Migraine headaches often become less severe and less frequent. The nausea, vomiting, light sensitivity and other symptoms may also lessen with age. Tension-type headache may continue unchanged if the individual has had it for much of his or her adult life. Occasionally the headaches may change in character or an older person who never had a significant problem before will suddenly develop headaches. When this occurs, it is important to have the headaches evaluated to rule out any underlying health problems.
Upcoming Presentation at Primeplus:
HEADACHE, MIGRAINE, TINNITUS AND THE TMJ: WHEN MEDICAL PROBLEMS ARE NOT MEDICAL SEMINAR
July 18th at 1:00 pm
Dr. Ron Rosenthal, dentist and author of the book Headache, Migraine, Tinnitus, Snoring and Sleep Apnea, will be here to help our members breakdown the triggers of migraines and discuss why people have traditionally sought help from physicians, but why MD’s can’t cure their problems, but treat them with powerful, sometimes addicting drugs. Free & Open to the public.
To read more: http://www.sageminder.com/SeniorHealth/ChronicDisease/Migraine.aspx