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All About Migraines: Causes, Symptoms & New Treatment Options

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: What are the new treatments available for migraine sufferers that are showing promise and what are the options for those who suffer?
Air Date: 7/10/15
Duration: 10
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Brian D. Loftus, MD
Brian-LoftusBrian D. Loftus, MD, is a neurologist in private practice at Bellaire Neurology in Bellaire, Texas, a small town within the city of Houston, Texas. He is Board Certified in Neurology as well as Headache Medicine. His practice is mainly focused on headaches but he also treats multiple sclerosis, epilepsy/seizures, neuropathic pain and hyperhidrosis. Dr. Loftus is the Chief Medical Officer at Better QOL,Inc. (Better Quality of Life) a software company he founded that is dedicated to bringing quality of life metrics to routine clinical care. Their first product, iHeadache, was co-developed by Dr. Loftus. The iHeadache family of apps is the most widely used electronic headache diary available. It is free to all patients and their physicians for routine office use. Dr. Loftus is a founding member of the Southern Headache Society and currently serves as Vice-President. He is slated to become president in the fall of 2015. He is also a member of the American Headache Society, the National Headache Foundation, the International Headache Society, the Texas Neurologic Society and the American Academy of Neurology. In addition he also serves on the Clinical Care Committee of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Clinical Advisory Committee of the South Central Region of the National MS Society.

His clinical research has primarily focused on patients with migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, postherpetic neuralgia, and diabetic neuropathic pain. He has presented research at national medical meetings and international medical meetings in both Europe and the Middle East.
All About Migraines: Causes, Symptoms & New Treatment Options
There are more than 37 million people in the United States who suffer from migraines.  

A migraine is not just a headache; it's an extremely debilitating collection of neurological symptoms that usually includes a severe recurring intense throbbing pain on one side of the head.

What are the new treatments available for migraine sufferers that are showing promise and what are the options for those who suffer?

Dr. Brian Loftus joins Dr. Susanne to provide information on exactly what a migraine is, what the causes can be, and how you can address the symptoms.

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