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Headache help : a complete guide to understanding headaches and the medications that relieve them

Author: Lawrence D Robbins; Susan S Lang
Publisher: New York, New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2000. ©2000
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Many people who suffer from headaches never consult a doctor, believing that no help is available, while others become frustrated and give up the search for relief. Fully revised and updated, this valuable book can save you time and trouble and help you stop the pain. It describes the full range of treatment options for migraines, cluster headaches, and tension headaches. It includes easy-to-understand information  Read more...
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All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence D Robbins; Susan S Lang
ISBN: 9780544341494 054434149X 1322098808 9781322098807
OCLC Number: 891384876
Description: 1 online resource (353 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""Front Cover""; ""Front Matter""; ""Half Title""; ""Other Books by this Author""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""Epigraph""; ""Introduction""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""1. Understanding the Modern Approach""; ""2. Helping Yourself""; ""3. Being a Good Health Consumer""; ""4. Recognizing Migraines""; ""5. Treating Migraines in Progress""; ""6. Preventing Migraines""; ""7. Women, Hormones, and Migraines""; ""8. Treating Tension Headaches in Progress""; ""9. Preventing Tension Headaches""; ""10. Understanding and Treating Cluster Headaches"" ""11. Headaches in Children and Adolescents""""12. Headaches in People Over Fifty""; ""13. Less Common Headaches and Treatments""; ""14. More Alternatives""; ""Back Matter""; ""Appendices and Index""; ""Appendix A: Headache-Related Organizations and Publications""; ""Appendix B: Over-the-Counter Headache Medications""; ""Appendix C: Medications and What's in Them""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Index""; ""Back Cover""; ""Spine""
Responsibility: Lawrence Robbins and Susan S. Lang.

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Many people who suffer from headaches never consult a doctor, believing that no help is available, while others become frustrated and give up the search for relief. Fully revised and updated, this valuable book can save you time and trouble and help you stop the pain. It describes the full range of treatment options for migraines, cluster headaches, and tension headaches. It includes easy-to-understand information on the actions and side effects of hundreds of over-the-counter and prescription medications that prevent or abort headaches or dull the pain of a headache in progress. Special highlights: Details on the medications that have revolutionized migraine treatment Discussion of how hormones affect migraines Quick-reference guides to the medications that are most likely to work for your particular condition Helpful suggestions on how to describe your headache to your physician Hard-to-come-by information on headaches in children, teens, women, and people over fifty Alternative treatments, including herbs and acupuncture Self-help strategies such as relaxation techniques and biofeedback A national index of headache clinics and organizations.

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