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Migraine Guidelines Focus on Prevention
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Chris_WebMD_Staff posted:
Key Medications Listed to Help Prevent Migraine Headaches April 23, 2012 -- New guidelines may help people with frequent migraine headaches get their lives back on track.
The migraine prevention guidelines will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in New Orleans and published simultaneously in the journal Neurology.
About 36 million people in the U.S. have migraine headaches, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. Migraines are painful, often disabling headaches that may be accompanied by nausea , vomiting, and sensitivity to light.
For some, migraines are few and far between and respond well to available treatments. Others experience more frequent headaches that interfere with their life and don't respond well to treatments. The latter group may be candidates for the preventive treatments outlined in the guidelines. Preventive treatments usually are taken every day to prevent attacks from occurring as often and to lessen their severity and duration when they do occur.
About 38% of people with migraine headaches could benefit from prevention, but less than a third of them use them, says guideline author Stephen D. Silberstein, MD, of Jefferson Headache Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, in a news release. Researchers analyzed studies on migraine prevention treatments to determine which are or are not effective.
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