Helping Children Manage Headaches

How To Help Your Child Cope With A Headache Children and teens are prone to headaches, just as adults are. This can be frustrating for a parent who wants to help their child manage the pain, but is not sure how. Approximately 15% of children experience headaches on a regular basis, and 5% suffer from migraine ...

3 Natural Back Pain Treatments

Therapeutic Treatments for Back Pain Several medications can relieve back pain, but most medications mask the symptoms of an underlying problem. You might still have acute or chronic back pain after taking medication. Medications can relieve back pain, but most medications have dangerous side effects. When you use alternative medicine, you do not have to deal ...

Fibromyalgia in Seniors

Fibromyalgia: What Seniors Need to Know Fibromyalgia affects between three and six million people in the United States, but it is far less common in seniors. Seniors who are affected by fibromyalgia typically have varied symptoms that are slightly different from those of people with fibromyalgia who are younger. It can affect senior health far greater. Symptoms While ...

Strategies for Seniors Dealing with Arthritis

Controlling Arthritis Instead of letting it Control You What is Arthritis? Arthritis is inflammation in an area that is in or around a joint. The inflammation causes bones to ache, stiffness, tenderness, redness, swelling, warmth, and in some cases, difficulty moving. This disease is quite common and is a primary reason for lost work time and serious ...

The Difference Between Migraines and Regular Headaches

How To Tell If It Is A Regular Headache Or Migraine Nine out of 10 people will get a headache at some point in their life. Only 16 to 17 percent of people will develop a migraine. It can sometimes be difficult to distinguish between a migraine or regular headache. Below are some tips for distinguishing ...

What are the Most Common Triggers of Migraine?

Whether they are chronic or acute, migraines can be agonizing and even debilitating. Even when they do not include an actual headache, migraines can have a great impact on a person’s life to the point that they cannot perform normal everyday tasks when they are suffering. It is important to know exactly what can trigger ...

What Treatments Can One Receive for Migraine Headaches?

Migraine headaches are some of the most painful and debilitating experiences that one can have. They can cause seemingly skull-crushing pains, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision and more. A person who experiences frequent migraines will need to see a professional for an examination and treatment plan. The course of treatment that the doctor uses will depend ...

The Main Causes of Migraine Headaches

A migraine headache is an uncomfortable pain in the brain’s outer covering that goes way beyond a normal headache. Such a headache usually has intense symptoms such as throbbing or pounding. A wide variety of factors may cause a migraine headache. The following are just a few of its causes: Hormonal Changes Many women have migraine headaches ...

Symptoms That Signal a Migraine

Virtually everyone suffers from occasional headaches, and migraines are a more painful and intense type of headache with several debilitating symptoms. Figuring out if you suffer from migraines may help you treat the condition and reduce the severity of these vicious headaches. Four Stages of Migraines Migraine headache sufferers may experience one or all of the four ...

What is Gout?

Gout consists of a specific type of arthritis that involves the buildup uric acid in the blood. This accumulation of uric acid causes inflammation of a certain joint. Typically, gout may affect only one or two joints. The most common joint to be affected is the big toe, although a knee or ...