De-mystifying Migraines In Women

I was struck by the statistics on migraineurs worldwide published by the WHO. Apparently, 303 million people the world over suffer migraines, out of which women account for 70% of the patients. India alone has 100 million sufferers and the US has 30 million patients. The report went on to add that it is estimated that 20 million migraine attacks happen everyday!!!! Staggering by any scale.

Though a lot of cutting edge research has been done, especially in the last decade to control this beast, scientific reports still grapple with unknowns, and are still clueless on issues such as why or how magnesium release regulates calcium ions in the neurons or why a certain chain of events takes place in the cranium that bring on migraines or even why they wind up.

With so much still in the grey, one wonders when and if help will come from drugs that will be safe to consume in the long run or if there are any strategies out there to shake this neurological disease.

In my book, ‘Migraines for the Informed Woman’, I have attempted to simplify the esoteric jargon of research papers and scientific material on migraines. After more than one decade of trying most therapies, I have come to the conclusion, that some work and others that are not as effective. More importantly, I have come to realise that certain mixes of therapies done simultaneously work wonders.

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6 thoughts on “De-mystifying Migraines In Women

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  3. Your blog is excellent. After almost 20 years of medication I have found the meds have all stopped working. Now I am forced to try to understand migraines in detail in order to prevent them in a more holistic way. In monitoring my diet, using a software program, I have found I regularly take in large amounts of Vitamin A, with deficiencies of folate, niacin, potassium and omega 3’s, and water. All are connected to migraines. Since balancing my diet I have seen less frequent, less intense migraines. They have not gone away entirely though. I still find it hard to avoid all triggers. I am exercising more. This experiment on myself has only been taking place for 1 month so we will see how it goes. Thank you for your blog. It has been very helpful.


  4. Hi migrainingjenny — Thanks for your blog! I found it through WP’s tags function. I just opened The Headache Coach for business and added your site to my blogroll. I hope you’ll consider adding me if you create one. Either way, I hope you’ll visit, comment, and that you’ll find our approaches complementary.

    Congratulations on your new book! Might it be possible to read some preview pages on amazon?

    Best, Jan Mundo aka The Headache Coach


  5. I agree that it is indeed a serious problem. While i am, i guess, one of the fortunate ones, i can say with some confidence that people who suffer from migraines should seriously look at some physical exercise at least 5 days a week and spend at least 5 minutes a day on meditation.
    Not only the exercise but the meditation must be done with a religious zeal.


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