Medication Overuse Headache Linked to Stress, Lifestyle Factors


Patients with medication overuse headache (MOH) may benefit from stress reduction and healthy changes to their lifestyle, according to a new study from Denmark.

“High stress plus smoking, low physical activity, or obesity has synergistic effects in MOH. So, stress reduction is highly relevant in MOH management,” said Rigmor H. Jensen, MD, in Neurology Reviews. Dr. Jensen is a Professor of Neurology and Director of the Danish Headache Center at the University of Copenhagen; she presented the study in May at the International Headache Congress in Valencia, Spain. Continue Reading

Migraines Increase as Stress Lets Up

Stress is frequently thought to be a migraine trigger, but now research indicates that stress might contribute in a surprising way. In a recent study, after a period of heightened stress, migraineurs were at an increased risk of migraine when the stress decreased.

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