Monday, May 2, 2011

The News Tribe » Migraine heart link in children- By: Sanna Nasser Sheikh

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A migraine headache is a form of vascular headache. It is due to enlargement of blood vessels that causes the release of chemicals from nerve fibers that coil around the large arteries of the brain. According to WHO reports, half of people of the world suffered with migraine. It is also caused by genetic transfers from parents to the child, other problems are other problems be fond of blood pressure, high cholesterol, increasing susceptibility for strokes etc.  Many symptoms are associated with many of the symptoms associated with migraine attacks; the enlarged sympathetic nervous activity in the intestine causes nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. From the study it’s found that, Children who distinguish between flashing lights during a migraine have twice the normal likelihood of having a hole-in-the-heart.US doctors examined 109 children over six who were migraine victims.
Foremost Causes of migraine attacks:
Weather change
Light fluctuation
Skipping meals
Amy Thompson, senior cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation, said: “There could be a number of explanations for this link so further research needs to be carried out before we draw any firm conclusions. Once we understand the relationship in more detail it could signal an improvement in patient care.”
According to a research at Cincinnati (City of Ohio) Children’s Hospital Medical Center, alleged Scott Powers, a clinical psychologist and co-director of the Headache Center at Cincinnati Children’s: “Migraines are more familiar in children and teens than many people realize.”
According to the research its assumed that included  a vast medical studies have found technically identified a link in adults between a hole-in-the-heart as a patent foramen ovale (PFO) and migraine with aura, which show the way to attempts to close the hole and treat migraine by surgery, when other migraine therapies have disastrous.
Dr Rachel McCandless and colleagues of the University of Utah used a scanning technique known as an echocardiogram to look for the heart defect. 50% of the children had defect with aura, which had migraines. This is general population rate.
She said she hoped “our study will help guide future research about this difficult problem”.
The leading ordinary symptoms of aura include visual disturbances such as seeing flashing or flickering lights, numbness, tingling sensations and slurred speech.
By the relaxation techniques some people can diminish migraine attacks. Seize a deep breath, do yoga, or visualization exercises of calmness. Mounting of stress level is a cause of increasing pain, the paramount thing is that migraine is appeared to be anxiety. Even you have to stay peaceful and find a quiet dark room to lie down in and relax. It may be lessen the pain and sometimes even get rid of it.
Avoiding Foods:
Keep away from foods that may trigger migraines, such as meats, shellfish, peanuts, old cheese, yogurt, and alcohol, especially wine and artificial sweeteners. According to rough estimated that 90% of all migraines are directly associated to allergies and sensitivities to certain foods.

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