Candesartan High Blood Pressure Medicine for Migraine Prevention

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Candesartan is just as useful as propranolol for preventing migraine attacks, says a new study from Norway. The research, done at St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim, Norway and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, also found that candesartan may work for patients who get no relief from propranolol. "This gives doctors more possibilities and …

Migraines Linked to Brain Blood Vessel Structure Variations

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Migraine headaches affect an estimated 28 million Americans and are associated with increased risk of ischemic stroke. It was once believed that migraine was caused by dilation of blood vessels in the head, and more recently it has been attributed to anomalous neuron signals. Now, in a study from the University of Pennsylvania, researchers propose …

Epilepsy

Epilepsy (from the Ancient Greek verb ἐπιλαμβάνειν meaning "to seize, possess, or afflict") is a group of neurological disorders characterized by epileptic seizures. Epileptic seizures are episodes that can vary from brief and nearly undetectable to long periods of vigorous shaking. In epilepsy, seizures tend to recur, and have no immediate underlying cause, while seizures …

Pseudobulbar Affect: More Than Half Of Stroke Survivors Have It

53 percent of stroke survivor respondents suffer from symptoms of another neurologic condition called pseudobulbar affect (PBA), a condition thought to be caused by structural damage in the brain due to injury or disease, a report released by National Stroke Association shows. PBA causes involuntary and unpredictable outbursts of laughing or crying, often in socially …

Melatonin and Migraine Headaches

Due to the recent studies that showed a frightening connection between the potential for brain damage, strokes, heart attacks and migraine headaches, migraine sufferers desire more than ever before to avoid the symptoms of this neurological disorder from manifesting. Common medications in this fight include beta blockers, anti convulsion medications and also sedatives. Even as …