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  • Migraine

Overview

Migraines affect around 15% of the UK population and are most common in adults aged between 20 and 50, with the majority of sufferers having a family history of migraines.

Symptoms of Migraines are intense throbbing pains, usually towards the front or side of the head that can last from anywhere between 4 hours to 3 days. Many migraine sufferers have other slightly different headache types created by muscle tension and rebound headaches. Here at MediZen, we can help treat Migraines.

Types of Migraine

  • The Classic Migraine – are the most common types and sufferers experience warning symptoms, usually in the hour before they feel the pain of a migraine. This is known as ‘aura’.
  • The Common Migraine – is another common type of migraine but unlike the classic migraine, sufferers do not experience any warning signs prior to feeling the pain of the actual migraine.
  • Other types of migraine include aura without headache and abdominal migraine.

How we can help

Lifestyle changes can help reduce the occurrence of migraines which is why identifying triggers of migraines is important. Depending on the intensity and frequency of your migraine, your GP may consider prescribing a preventative medication. However, these do not eliminate migraines which is why acute treatments are recommended alongside preventative measures.

Anti-wrinkle, also known as muscle-relaxing injections, is one of a range of different preventative medications that your Doctor may consider to help reduce the impact that migraine has on your quality of life. Even though we are not a migraine clinic, we have developed expertise in the private use of muscle relaxing injections for the prevention of migraine symptoms.

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