Local physician provides tips to deal with migraines

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On today’s House Calls, we are joined by Dr. Alvin Lue from Eagle Physicians.

He’s providing tips to help deal with migraines.

Approximately 44.5 million U.S. adults (18 to 26% of women and 6 to 9% men) have experienced a migraine.

Clinical features include pulsatile (pulsating), lasting anywhere from 4 to 72 hours if untreated, unilateral headache, nausea or vomiting and disabling intensity of headache.

Migraine triggers can be:

  • foods (chocolate, soft cheese)
  • menses
  • odors (perfumes)
  • smoke
  • weather changes
  • additives, artificial sweeteners, alcohol
  • caffeine – overuse or withdrawal from regular use
  • delayed or missed meals
  • light
  • sleep apnea or insomnia

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