Author(s): Carole Hungerford
From the author of the bestselling, Good Health in the 21st Century
Currently, about one in six of us suffer from chronic headache. In
Australia, it is estimated that around three million adults get
migraines; based on that figure, on any one day almost 100,000 will have
one, with about half missing work or school. And that one-in-six
statistic is narrowing every year.
Why is headache becoming an increasing problem? Why do particular
drugs work for some people and not others, who continue to struggle with
tension headache, chronic headache, and migraine? How much of a role do
genetics, the environment, and diet play in causing headache? And what
could you try if you’ve done everything for relief and got nowhere?
In this timely book, family doctor and former headache sufferer
Carole Hungerford addresses what we know about treating and preventing
this common health problem, including what triggers headaches, foods and
chemicals to avoid, and the latest research on the role that genetics
play in causing migraine. She explores the evolutionary role of
headache, and examines which approaches to treatment work best for which
types of patients.
Some of us only get the occasional headache; for others, headache
dominates their lives. This book explains the science behind headache,
the possible causes, and what can be done to stop the problem. It’s the
one book every headache sufferer will need.