Blood Pressure Medication Provides Migraine Relief

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The high blood pressure medication candesartan (Atacand) appears to be as effective as the more commonly prescribed medication propranolol (Inderal) in preventing migraine attacks.

Many doctors already prescribe candesartan for migraine prevention, but researchers from St. Olav’s Hospital in Trondheim, Norway, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology recently conducted a study to provide proof that the medication works. Continue Reading


Obesity and Migraine

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Being overweight is a risk factor for progression of headaches. Additionally, many of the preventive headache medications can cause weight gain. Those on such agents need to follow their weight carefully.