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Finding Help When Seizures Occur Alongside Migraines

When one has a seizure and a migraine in close proximity to each other they are generally categorized in one of two ways – migralepsy or occipital migraines. The symptoms of both of these are very much the same, making it hard to know whether a migraine is causing the seizure or is it the [...]

By | 2017-11-16T11:12:25+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Migraines|

Relieving Fibromyalgia in Honolulu, Hawaii

What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia comes from three Latin terms: fibro meaning fibrous tissue, myo meaning muscle, and algia meaning pain. Therefore, it refers to pain and tenderness felt throughout the body in the muscles and tissues. Although it is not technically arthritis, it is considered to be related to arthritis. Approximately five million adults living [...]

By | 2017-10-11T10:25:15+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Fibromyalgia|

Hope for Vertigo Sufferers in Honolulu, HI

Vertigo is frequently caused by an issue with the inner ear.  There can be many reasons why people experience vertigo episodes, but the most common include: BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) occurs when small calcium crystals become lodged in the inner ear.  This can disturb normal signals that the inner ear sends to the brain [...]

By | 2017-07-18T17:52:27+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Vertigo|

Migraine 101 for Women in Honolulu

You may be surprised to hear that about three times as many women as men are affected by migraines as adults.  Over the course of one month, 25% of these women will experience 4 or more severe attacks.  If you’ve ever had a migraine, you’ll know that it can take you out of commission for [...]

By | 2018-05-30T08:52:22+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Migraines|

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia – Close Cousins

Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia might be so closely related, that some people in the healthcare world consider them to be two names for the same thing.  Regardless of your diagnosis, the likelihood is that you suffer from widespread pain and fatigue that's impossible to shake. Symptoms that the two conditions typically share include: Disturbances [...]

By | 2017-04-24T18:06:44+00:00 April 16th, 2017|Chronic Fatigue|

When a Migraine Is Actually a Mixed Tension Headache

The pain of a migraine is extremely debilitating. It may sound a little strange, but a person can actually have another headache in addition to a migraine at the same time. These are sometimes referred to as mixed tension headaches, transformed migraines, or chronic migraines. No matter what the name is, the pain is horrible, [...]

By | 2017-07-18T19:18:00+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Head Pain, Headaches, Migraines|

Osteoporosis and Vertigo – What’s the Connection?

Vertigo is often described as the sensation that either a person or the things around him are spinning. One of the most common forms of vertigo is called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and is brought about by moving the head or neck suddenly. A recent study focused on the link between osteoporosis and vertigo. Osteoporosis [...]

By | 2018-05-27T08:01:50+00:00 March 12th, 2017|Vertigo|

Dealing with Fibromyalgia While Pregnant

It is quite common for fibromyalgia to flare up when one becomes pregnant. There is much debate as to why this happens, but no one has come to a conclusive answer. Some common symptoms that one may experience while pregnant and suffering from fibromyalgia are: Severe cramping of muscles Increased sensitivity to tender spot pain [...]

By | 2018-05-27T07:45:33+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Fibromyalgia|

Chronic Headaches Can Lead to Loss of Tissue in the Brain

Chronic headaches are seen in 3 to 5% of the population around the globe. This means that these people have a headache for more than 15 days out of a 30-day period. Recent research has revealed that people in this situation may actually be losing brain tissue. There are a number of different types of [...]

By | 2017-07-18T22:58:52+00:00 February 12th, 2017|Migraines|

Seeking and Finding Solutions to Vertigo in Honolulu, HI

Vertigo is one of the main symptoms of Meniere’s disease. Episodes of Meniere’s typically last up to 6 hours. Sodium can be responsible for worsening of symptoms. Along with vertigo, Meniere’s is accompanied by: Ringing in the ears Hearing loss of low tones Caring for vertigo and Meniere’s often includes taking medications to reduce excess [...]

By | 2017-07-18T18:17:14+00:00 January 28th, 2017|Vertigo|