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What Nurses Know ... Headaches: The Answers You Need from the People You Trust (What Nurses Know)by Wendy Cohan
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Chronic headaches makes the individuals who suffer from miserable. Chronic headaches include tension-type headaches, which affect nearly 78% of US adults, and migraines, which affect 16% of US Adults and 11% of US children. 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 outpatient visits to neurologists. The direct financial burden of caring for migraine headache patients alone In the U.S. is 2.5 billion per year.
What Nurses Know Headaches is written by someone whos experienced having headaches all of her life. Some risk factors are not easily modifiable—family history of migraine, for example. But others, such as stress, diet, and the overuse of medications, are much more easily modified, through physician guidance, patient education, and support. Other preventive strategies include following specialized diets and using mind-body techniques such as deep relaxation, visualization, and biofeedback to help patients gain control over their headaches. What Nurses Know Headaches discusses headaches in terms of risk symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and risk factors.
What Nurses Know Headaches Includes:
Information on how to build your healthcare team
Discusses over a dozen headache types based the American Headache Society classification
Headache care, including coping measures, support
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:
About the Author
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.
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