Migraine Headache (cont.)
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
In this Article
- What is a migraine headache?
- What are the symptoms of migraine headaches?
- What are some of the variants of migraine headaches?
- How is a migraine headache diagnosed?
- How are migraine headaches treated?
- What is the treatment for moderate to severe migraine headaches?
- What other medications are used for treating migraine headaches?
- How are migraine headaches prevented?
- What are migraine triggers?
- What should migraine sufferers do?
- What are prophylactic medications for migraine headaches?
- What is the proper way to use preventive medications?
- What is the treatment for menstrual migraine?
- Take the Headaches Quiz
- A Visual Guide to Migraine Headaches - Slideshow
- Headache & Migraine Triggers - Slideshow
- Find a local Neurologist in your town
Migraine is often underdiagnosed and undertreated. There is no cure for migraine. Nevertheless, there are numerous measures that may help improve the life of migraine sufferers. The choice of these measures should take into account the individual aspects of each migraine sufferer. Triggering factors, nerve inflammation, blood vessel changes, and pain are each addressed aggressively. Individualizing treatment is essential for optimal outcome.
Additional resources from WebMD Boots UK on Migraines and Headaches
Chawla, Jasvinder, et al. "Migraine Headache." Medscape. 25 May 2011.
Chawla, Jasvinder, et al. "Migraine Headache Treatment & Management." Medscape. 25 May 2011.
"NINDS Migraine Information Page." NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. 30 Nov. 2012.
Previous contributing author and editor: Dennis Lee, MD and Harley I. Kornblum, MD, PhD
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