What Are Migraines? An Amazing Explanation via a Video!

I have just found this amazing video and decided to post it right away.

I have not yet seen a clearer and more accurate explanation of what a migraine is anywhere on the internet before. I hope you enjoy watching it! many people, particularly those from the older way of looking at migraines, believe that migraine is vascular. This video shows how much it is not albeit you will see that it does connect to the vascular system. The  brain has its own vascular system, which is connected to the heart obviously. What this means is that the brain can experience things the heart does not–there is the blood-brain barrier. But this is not the case in the other direction. If one has high blood pressure, the pressure with which the blood will flow to the brain will be high as well, potentially causing trouble. So while migraines are not vascular themselves, they are connected to those organs that are. Still, migraines are neurological and not vascular. That is a huge difference.

The original blog post on migraine-book.com can be found by clicking on this link.


About Angela A Stanton, Ph.D.

Angela A Stanton, PhD, is a Neuroeconomist focusing on chronic pain, electrolyte homeostasis, and genetics. She lives in Southern California. Her current research is focused on migraine cause, prevention and treatment without the use of medicines. As a forever migraineur from childhood, her discovery was helped by experimenting on herself. She found the cause of migraine to be at the ionic level, associated with disruption of the electrolyte homeostasis, resulting from genetic variations of all voltage gated channels that modulate electrolytes and voltage in the brain, insulin and glucose transporters, and several other related variants, such as the MTHFR variants of the B vitamin methylation process and many others. Migraineurs are glucose sensitive and should avoid eating carbs as much as possible. As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and new research and findings after treating over 4000 migraineurs world wide, all ages and both genders, she is now finishing the 2nd edition. The 2nd edition is the “holy grail” of migraines, incorporating all there is to know and also hypotheses. It includes an academic research section with suggestions for further research. The book is full of citations to authenticate the statements she makes to be followed up by those interested and to spark further research interest. It is a "Complete Guide". Due out in the summer of 2017. Dr. Stanton received her BSc at UCLA in Mathematics, MBA at UCR, MS in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, PhD in NeuroEconomics at Claremont Graduate University, and fMRI certification at Harvard University Medical School at the Martinos Center for Neuroimaging for experimenting with neurotransmitters on human volunteers. For relaxation Dr. Stanton paints and photographs. Follow her on Twitter at: @MigraineBook
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