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The Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine Vol. 14, 3rd Quarter 1999


Headache: A Common Complaint with Complicated Causes


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Headache, or cephalalgia, is a common symptom of many diseases. These may range from intracranial infection or tumor to diseases of the eye, nose, throat, teeth and ear. Most patients who visit a physician for headache usually suffer from muscle tension headache, migraine, cluster headache, allergies or head pain for which no cause can be found. Migraine, a vascular disturbance headache, is a common cause of headaches; has a family history in over 50% of cases; occurs in younger patients (10 to 30 years); and is more com- mon in females than males (ratio of 2:1).

One of the authors (HDR) suffered fro in severe migraine headaches for years. In. some cases, the headaches became incapacitating painful episodes, usually preceded by a visual aura of shimmering bright areas in his vision. Often the pain would come with an extreme sensitivity to light and his central vision would disappear. When conversing with someone, he would have to tilt his head and look out the side of one eye to see the person he was talking with. Fortunately, using protocols established at The Center, it has been decades since he has had a headache of this type.

The people seen at The Center are mainly chronically ill patients. Headaches, along with chronic fatigue and joint and muscle pain are some of their common complaints. Most of these patients have been to several other physicians and had extensive standard medical evaluations.

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