What You Should Know About the Anxiety and Migraine Connection and What To Do About It. Mental health issues are common — 40 million adults suffer from anxiety in the United States. Thankfully, talking about depression and anxiety is becoming less taboo. Approximately 25 percent of mi
Thyroid Dysfunction and Migraines – How Stress Affects it All Your thyroid affects every cell in your body. This butterfly-shaped organ is located in the front of your throat and helps control the way your body uses energy. Your thyroid also dictates your body’s metabolism. T
Migraine Treatment Myth Revealed The concept of healing yourself from disease is a touchy subject often known to elicit eye-rolls from many well-respected medical professionals. After all, healing yourself is just another migraine myth and defeats the purpose of a doctor, right? Our e
Are Migraines Genetic? It’s a common question. Migraine sufferers have been the subject of scientific studies for decades. So far, science has determined that a defect or mutation in several genes leads to migraine susceptibility. But genetic mutations don’t create migraines; they ma
What happens when you get too stressed? When the pain is too much, been there too long and you can’t shirk your responsibilities in order to spend the next 25 years of your life hanging out, alone, in your bed?
The adrenal gland keeps the body active and moving. They help to regulate stress responses including the fight-or-flight response, as well as keep the body in fast motion while exercising. Unfortunately, however, we can easily exhaust the stores of these hormones when we overwork ours
Weak adrenals can supply adequate cortisol levels when the body suffers a little stress, but when you expose the person to major stressors or somebody suffers from PTSD, the adrenals produce very low cortisol levels. With specialized testing, low adrenal function is easily determined.
Let Down Headache and Stress Migraine attacks often follow a stressful event. Why? This three-part series will explain, as well as provide ways to help reduce let down headache symptoms. Part one more deeply reveals how stress affects migraineurs. Do any of the following look familia
Here they are again! The holidays are right around the corner. For many, even the thought can cause a migraine. All that shopping, cooking, and entertaining can make you want to curl up in a ball and go to sleep for a month. I think we can all agree, though, that the holidays are a s