Farmington Hills, MI (June 6, 2007)--- Striking three times as many women as men, a migraine is one of the most intense types of headache. The pain can be so debilitating that it puts a person’s life on hold. Besides throbbing head pain, a person may experience nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine pain can be excruciating and may incapacitate you for hours or even days.
As part of National Headache Awareness Week, Bruce Silverman, D.O., a neurologist at Botsford Hospital, offers the following tips on treating a migraine:
Dr. Silverman adds, “The best way to manage a migraine is to prevent it from happening. Try to keep a record to determine what triggers your attacks, and then avoid those triggers as much as possible. Some common triggers include foods such as red wine, beer and chocolate, stress, strong odors, too much or too little sleep, smoking and hormone fluctuations.”
If you suffer from migraines and need help finding a doctor, please contact Botsford Hospital’s HealthMatch at (877) 442-7900.
Botsford Hospital, an independent, acute care, 330-bed community hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., was founded in 1965. Nationally recognized for quality, safety and medical education programs, Botsford has received the 2005 Solucient 100 Top Hospitals: Performance Improvement Leaders award and the 2005 Governor’s Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Hospital and Emergency Department Settings. Botsford’s Web address is www.botsford.org.
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