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Headache Help: A Complete Guide to Understanding Headaches and the Medications That Relieve Themby Lawrence Robbins
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A revolution has occurred in the headache field in the last ten years. Yet many people who suffer from headaches never consult a doctor, believing that no help is available, while others become frustrated and give up the search for relief.
Fully revised and updated, this valuable book can save you time and trouble and help you stop the pain. It describes the full range of treatment options for migraines, cluster headaches, and tension headaches. It includes easy-to-understand information on the actions and side effects of hundreds of over-the-counter and prescription medications that prevent or abort headaches or dull the pain of a headache in progress. Special highlights: Details on the medications that have revolutionized migraine treatment Discussion of how hormones affect migraines Quick-reference guides to the medications that are most likely to work for your particular condition Helpful suggestions on how to describe your headache to your physician Hard-to-come-by information on headaches in children, teens, women, and people over fifty Alternative treatments, including herbs and acupuncture Self-help strategies such as relaxation techniques and biofeedback A national index of headache clinics and organizations
More than 23 million people suffer from chronic headaches, which force them to miss more than 157 million workdays a year. However, more than half of all sufferers never see a doctor, mistakenly believing that there is no treatment. In this fully revised and updated guide, an internationally known physician specializing in headaches describes the full range of remedies available, from prescription drugs to herbal and other natural treatments. New sections include<BR>-- information on the latest migraine medications<BR>-- alternative treatments, including feverfew, St. John's wort, acupuncture, and aromatherapy<BR>-- treatment for children, adolescents, women, and patients over fifty<BR>-- quick reference guides to each medication.
About the Author
Susan S. Lang, a senior science writer at Cornell University, is the author of eleven books and writes for national magazines, including McCALL'S, WOMAN'S DAY, LADIES HOME JOURNAL, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, VOGUE, and AMERICAN HEALTH. She resides in New York.Lawrence Robbins, M.D., is founder of the Robbins Headache Clinic in Northbrook, Illinois. He is assistant professor of neurology at Rush Medical College in Chicago. He resides in Illinois.
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