sâmbătă, 9 ianuarie 2010

Is Depression Linked to Migraines?

There is no evidence if migraines lead to depression or whether depression leads to headaches, but one certainty is that the two diseases are related. This is the result of a study conducted by Carmen Molgat, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon and Scott Patten, professor of psychiatry at the Calgary University from Calgary, Alberta.

The study conducted by the two was based on a sample of 130,000 people in Canada. Monitoring study conducted for several medical conditions, including migraines and depression crisis.

Another conclusion of the study was that both migraine and depression crises involve brain activity in serotonin receptors and transporters, receptors for dopamine and adrenaline.

This is very important for finding new treatments for both disorders (depression and migraine), as it found that the treatments for migraine have positive effects on depression and antidepressants positively affect migraine crises.

vineri, 25 decembrie 2009

6 Things to Do to Reduce Migraines

Real causes of migraine are not known yet, despite the fact research have been conducted in this field. This is why there is no medical treatment for migraines. Still, there are a number of things we can do to make migraine pain less severe and less frequent.

- Relax: stress is a powerful enemy of the body: the heart beats more often, air is not properly circulating, and cells are not getting enough oxygen. This is why stress decreases the power of body to fight against sickness. If we learn to relax, we give our body more power to fight. You may try Yoga to learn how to deeply relax your body.

- Allow the body to relax and re-energize itself by taking enough sleep. You must sleep at least 7-8 hours from 24. Going to bed at the same hour every day is beneficial for the body.

- Do some exercise every day. Taking 30 minutes daily for a walk in the park can do miracles to your health.

- Breathe fresh air. Almost all the diseases (cancer, infections and others) that affect us need low quality or lack of oxygen to develop. Taking fresh oxygen into your body will keep away many diseases away. Migraine is one of these.

- Take care of what you eat. “You are what you eat”, they say. And they are right. Eat fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables provide vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and fibers the body needs to be healthy. The beneficial role of fibers and antioxidants in the fight against cancer and other diseases is well-known. Also try not to eat red meat. White meat is very good as well: fish, chicken, turkey. Fish contains Omega 3 fatty acid, also known as “the elixir of happiness”, “the elixir of eternal youth” and so.

- Water is vital for human body. Drinking good, clean water will provide the cells more oxygen and will help the body eliminate toxins and keep it in a good shape. It is said we must drink about 2 liters of water daily. Many common illnesses are not real, they are only signs the body desperately needs water. Do you drink many soda pops daily? Replace it with many glasses of clean water and you will feel better in only 2-3 days.

Are these things hard to put into practice? No, they are not. They are simple things, but if you take care of these, you will experience a better shape for your body and a better shape for your mind. Are you not convinced? Try these for only a month, and I guarantee you an improvement in your life.

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