To prophylaxis migraines is to prevent them from starting.
If you stumbled across this page and wonder what kind of word this is, prophylaxis by itself is what someone can do for the prevention of a disease, or a health problem. As in migraines, when they are frequent, and disrupt the sufferers life, they need prophylactic therapy. Prophylaxis migraine treatment can be continuous such as taking a preventive medicine to intermittent such as a woman taking medicine several days each month to ease menstrual migraines or episodic which would be seldom taking anything for headaches.
An example of episodic prophylaxis could be knowing what the migraine trigger is, say from exercise induced headaches, or even a sexual induced headache, and taking a beta blocker or indomethacin before engaging in whatever triggers the migraine to help the pain.
Continuous daily treatment with prophylaxis medication will probably apply to most, and that's when the headaches are frequent, and necessary to treat for relief. Migraine prophylaxis results in a reduction of the number, and severity of migraine attacks.
The prophylactic treatment of migraines is an important part of migraine management. Treatments for migraines can take quite a few different twist and turns down the road, from taking certain types of medicine or nutritional supplements to lifestyle changes, and avoidance of migraine triggers.
Try to identify (print off diary) and avoid factors that promote or precipitate the migraine attacks. By avoiding these, preventing migraines will be easier:
All of these will be helpful for prophylaxis migraines.
These are proven, and tried such as herbal, and nutritional, and doctor recommended. They are:
Several invasive surgical procedures are currently being preformed. One involves the surgical removal of specific muscles in the area of one or more of four identified trigger points. It involves finding trigger points, then moving back anything that may be pressing against the nerve. This is invasive, and once again, only done for prophylaxis migraine treatment for those that aren't helped by any other treatments.The criteria for these procedures are:
My wife had surgery at the Georgetown Hospital. More info about these procedural's.
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The preventive/prophylaxis migraine treatments above work quite well, and are effective at reducing and in some cases giving total relief of migraines. Prophylaxis of migraines will depend on how much is learned about this disease, avoiding as many triggers/causes as possible, and taking natural approaches as well as migraine preventives the doctor prescribes. (if tolerated)
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