What Nurses Know ... Headaches

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2012-07-01
  • Publisher: Demos Health

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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

Author Biography

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

Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
Headache Basics-Living With Problem Headachesp. 1
Understanding Risk Factors and Headache Triggersp. 13
A Headache Prevention Dietp. 27
Finding Help for Your Headachesp. 43
A Review of Alternative and Complementary Therapiesp. 59
Tension-Type Headachep. 81
Migraine Headache Disordersp. 89
Primary Headaches in Childrenp. 117
Headaches in Women Through the Lifespanp. 141
Chronic Daily Headachesp. 157
Primary Stabbing Headache (Idiopathic Stabbing Headache, Ice-Pick Headache)p. 169
Cluster and Related Headachesp. 175
Dangerous and Life-Threatening Headachesp. 189
Headaches Related to Head Injuryp. 209
Inflammatory and Noninfectious Diseases and Headachesp. 221
Headaches and Infectious Diseasesp. 235
The Future of Headache Carep. 249
Coping Measures and Support Strategiesp. 257
Glossaryp. 267
Resourcesp. 275
Bibliographyp. 277
Appendixp. 313
Indexp. 317
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