Headache Relief for Women: How You Can Manage and Prevent Pain

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In the only book that exclusively addresses women's headache pain, two noted headache specialists dispel the mysteries of migraine and other headaches and offer a full spectrum of pain-management techniques, ranging from nutritional to pharmacological.

"...two headache specialists explore migraine, tension-type, mixed, and cluster headaches...they explain why women usually receive inadequate treatment and offer women the facts they need to take charge of their own ...

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Overview

In the only book that exclusively addresses women's headache pain, two noted headache specialists dispel the mysteries of migraine and other headaches and offer a full spectrum of pain-management techniques, ranging from nutritional to pharmacological.

"...two headache specialists explore migraine, tension-type, mixed, and cluster headaches...they explain why women usually receive inadequate treatment and offer women the facts they need to take charge of their own pain management.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The authors, founders of the New England Center for Headache who previously collaborated on Headache Relief, urge women to become active partners in the management of their own headache treatment. Neurologist Rapoport and Sheftell, a psychiatrist, do not trivialize the suffering of millions of women and, underscoring the importance of a good working relationship between patient and physician, suggest means for achieving thisincluding changing doctors, if necessary. Explaining what is known (and still unknown) about the mechanism of headaches, they describe the major types, especially migraines; their symptoms; and the various physical and emotional factors that may trigger headaches. The connection between headaches and the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, oral contraceptives and menopause is discussed in considerable detail. They note the highly individualized responses of sufferers to different treatments and, while emphasizing nondrug therapies, such as diet and stress reduction, pack the chapter on medications with useful information about over-the-counter and prescription drugs. (Jan.)
Library Journal
The nearly 23 million women who suffer from migraine, one of the four types of headache discussed in this guide, will welcome most of the content. The authors, both associated with the Headache Inpatient Unit of the Greenwich Hospital, refute several myths about headaches. In addition to defining the four types (migraine, tension-type, chronic daily or "mixed," and cluster), the book reviews possible causal factors such as hormonal, nutritional, and environmental triggers. Information on the latest drug, nutrition, and stress-management therapies encourages patients to take charge of their own headache management, adopting an active role in treatment. From the same authors, Headache Relief (S&S, 1991) and Conquering Headache (Login Publishers Consortium, 1995) will provide additional information. Those readers interested in more technical explanations should consult James W. Lance's Mechanism and Management of Headache, 5th ed. (Butterworth Heinemann, 1993). Highly recommended for consumer health and patient education collections.Janet M. Coggan, Univ. of Florida Libs., Gainesville
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316733915
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Edition description: 1st
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Taking Responsibility 3
Understanding Headaches 16
Women and Doctors 49
Migraine and Menstruation 88
Migraine, Pregnancy, and Oral Contraceptives 106
Menopause and Migraine 115
Diet and Nutrition for Headache Management 124
Emotional Outlets: Understanding Stress and Learning to Relax 159
Medicating Migraines 194
Index 239
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