Studies in the United States show that approximately 12% of the population, 28 million people, are affected by migraine.
With a loss of 112 million working days for the economy with a female to male ratio of 3/1 and migraine medications used, it costs $ 14 billion.
Migraine is a problem that should not only be evaluated in terms of job loss, causes difficulties in social life, and has negative effects on personal relationships in some people.
What is migraine?
Migraine is a specific chronic headache which is very common in the society, decreases the quality of life and causes dizziness as well as social effects.
What are the causes of migraine?
Sleep disturbance, stress, irregular nutrition, some foods, some drugs, environmental factors and hormonal changes are among the triggering causes of migraine.
What are the symptoms of migraine?
Although it is usually described as unilateral, moderate to severe headaches may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, wilt on the face, coldness of hands and feet, excessive sensitivity to movement, sound and light.
How do migraine attack occur?
The frequency of migraine attack is once in six weeks and the duration of it is 24 hours. In 10% of migraine patients, exprience it every week, in 20% of them exprience it with the duration from 48 hours to 72 hours, although it is very rare, there are some patients who have been reported to have it every day.
Some patients may experience visual problems, tasting and odor hallucinations, or numbness of fingers and hands, which are defined as migraine with aura before migraine attacks.
Migraine patients often want to relax in a dark and quiet room, after the migraine attack, patients experience fatigue, fatigue, weak concentration, nausea, and muscle pain, such as flu-like convalescence.
When do migraine start?
Generally migraine starts in childhood or teenage time.
Can migraine can be prevented?
There are many protocols to clear migraine and its attacks.
I had the opportunity to learn and apply various information about Bahman Guyuron’s migraine research company. For patients suffering from migraine, I am comfortable dealing with this disease if it is possible to treat.
What are the migraıne treatment methods?
As an alternative treatment, we can recommend botox migraine treatment and permanent migraine surgery. These methods are approved in our country after the United States and England.
Chronic migraıne treatment
As a result of scientific researches, botox treatment is effective in the treatment of chronic migraine. The application is performed on the forehead, temples, neck and neck. Botolinium toxin is injected subcutaneously at certain points in the regions mentioned.
Patients who prefer Botox, and they said that the headaches decreased and disappeared. Botox applications lasting up to 4-6 months, patients need to re-new periodically.
Permanent migraine surgery
Migraine surgery allows patients to get rid of migraine pain completely. During these surgical surgeries, the muscles causing migraine pain are removed and the nerves that these muscles exert pressure on are loosened or the nerves are removed completely. Thus, the patient is completely free of migraine after this surgical application.
How is the surgical method applied?
The world famous professor working in the state of Cleveland, USA Dr. Bahman Guyuron, realised that her face lift and botox patients had told about migraine complaints decreased significantly, less attacks and disappeared after their surgery in their control appointments, and thus lead him to start his scientific studies to treat it.
I had the chance to learn migraine treatment firsthand from Dr. Guyuron, who I visited during my facial plastic surgery training and had the opportunity to work together in the clinic and operating theaters.
In the surgical treatment of migraine, after a detailed history of the patient, I make Botox injections to the areas that trigger the migraine, and then if I detect a significant decrease in migraine attacks in patients followed up for 3-4 months, I perform endoscopic surgery without any trace. Many studies conducted in Europe after Dr. Guyuron have reported success rates of up to 86%.
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