I wrote up a short summary of what migraine is, how to diagnose it properly, and how to treat and prevent it. The article is aimed at helping healthcare professionals learn what it truly is, because all they do now is prescribe medications, which is not helpful.
Read the whole article, here is the intro:
Definition of Migraine
Migraine is a genetic condition. Migraine brain has hypersensitive sensory neurons, more sensory neuronal connections, and different electrical properties than a typical brain(1,2). Migraineurs waste 50% more sodium in their urine than typical subjects(3). The most prominent migraine related genetic variants are associated with critical ionic channels that operate the brain’s electrical functions: action potential, resting potential, the delivery of neurotransmitters, and the resetting of the membrane potential(4,5). Migraineurs’ brains are very sensitive to electrolyte imbalance as a result of channelopathy(6-9). Migraineurs tend to end up with metabolic syndrome because of their carbohydrate sensitivity.
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