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Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints. Nearly everyone gets a one at some point in their lives and over 45 million Americans suffer with chronic headaches each year. Headache disorders are a major contributing factor to disability and lost-work time world-wide. Altogether, diagnosis and treatment of headaches make up 20% of all visits to neurologists. What Nurses Know...Headaches is written by a nurse who has experienced having headaches all of her life. There are risk factors that are not changeable like genetics, for example. But others, such as stress, diet, or the overuse of medications, are much more easily changed through education. Other preventive strategies include following specialized diets and using mind-body techniques such as deep relaxation, visualization, and biofeedback to help people put an end to their headaches. What Nurses Know...Headaches includes:Headache basics Discusses over a dozen headache types based the upon American Headache Society classifications Headache care, including coping measures, support strategies,and future treatments onthe horizon A list of proven headache prevention diets
Wendy Cohan counsels patients with celiac disease, gluten intolerance, bladder-related health conditions and headaches. She maintains two websites on these topics and is the author of Gluten-Free Portland—A Resource Guide and The Better Bladder Book. Her background on headache comes from a combination of education and lifestyle experience, her personal health journey, and her life-long interest in health and nutrition.
Table of Contents
|Headache Basics-Living With Problem Headaches||p. 1|
|Understanding Risk Factors and Headache Triggers||p. 13|
|A Headache Prevention Diet||p. 27|
|Finding Help for Your Headaches||p. 43|
|A Review of Alternative and Complementary Therapies||p. 59|
|Tension-Type Headache||p. 81|
|Migraine Headache Disorders||p. 89|
|Primary Headaches in Children||p. 117|
|Headaches in Women Through the Lifespan||p. 141|
|Chronic Daily Headaches||p. 157|
|Primary Stabbing Headache (Idiopathic Stabbing Headache, Ice-Pick Headache)||p. 169|
|Cluster and Related Headaches||p. 175|
|Dangerous and Life-Threatening Headaches||p. 189|
|Headaches Related to Head Injury||p. 209|
|Inflammatory and Noninfectious Diseases and Headaches||p. 221|
|Headaches and Infectious Diseases||p. 235|
|The Future of Headache Care||p. 249|
|Coping Measures and Support Strategies||p. 257|
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