Local physician provides tips to deal with migraines

House Calls

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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