Blog Archive

June Is Migraine & Headache Awareness Month Jun 1st, 2021

This month, I will be focusing on topics regarding migraines and headaches. Migraines affects up to 40 million people in the United States and the second cause of disability worldwide. Many people are either undiagnosed or undertreated. I look forward to using this month as an opportunity to increase awareness...

Migraines and Stroke: When They're Inherited May 20th, 2021

We know there is a big road in the correlation between genes and recurring migraines. Many underlying conditions leading to migraines tend to run in families and there are some inherited disorders that can even cause damage to the arteries in the brain (arteriopathy).  This disorder can cause both migraines...

Migraines, You're Making My Pressure Rise May 18th, 2021

If you’ve been checking out my blogs, you’re probably very aware that vascular issues can play an important role in migraines. High blood pressure is a quite common and prevalent disorder just like migraines. Since the two disorders are so common, many patients may have both at the same time....

Migraines, You're Breaking My Heart May 18th, 2021

If you have been reading my blogs, you know there is an important vascular component to migraines. In the previous posting, we talked about the relationship between migraines and stroke. There are also relationships between migraines and other processes including cardiovascular disease. Certain groups of patients with migraines may be...

Migraines, a Stroke Story May 17th, 2021

If you have been reading my blogs about migraines, you should already understand that migraines are a complicated neurological process that involves multiple systems in the body. Migraines are not just headaches, there can be significant comorbidities or associated problems. Today we are going to talk about the relationship between...

CGRP, The Hot Topic In Migraines May 14th, 2021

In my previous blog, we talked about the role of inflammation in migraines. I mentioned that there are certain proteins called neuropeptides that are believed to play an important role in the neurogenic inflammation process of migraines. There are many proteins, that we are actively researching and learning more about...

Migraines, You Got Me Inflamed May 12th, 2021

We know that migraines are a complicated neurovascular process. Multiple systems in the body play a role in migraines. We have talked about the role of blood vessels, peripheral nerves, and centers of the brain in migraines. In addition, there is also an important role of inflammation in migraines. Neurogenic...

Migraines, You Get On My Nerves May 10th, 2021

As discussed in my previous blog, migraines are a complicated neurovascular process. We know that migraines accounts for many neurological symptoms. We have talked about the role blood vessels and the vasculature of migraines but there is also an important role of the nervous systems outside the brain. This is...

Migraines: The Vascular Backstory May 6th, 2021

In the past, it was thought that migraines were simply a vascular or blood flow problem. There was even a working vascular theory thought to explain why people would develop these headaches lasting days at a time. During a migraine attack, it was observed in the 1940’s and 50’s that...

Migraines: More than just a pain May 4th, 2021

When people hear about those suffering from migraines, the first thing that comes to mind is the pain. This can easily be relegated down to that of a common headache by an untrained eye. Migraines manifest as much more than a common headache however and hiding behind the pain is...

Migraines: Its not just a headache May 4th, 2021

Migraines are a quite common headache disorder. Patients who suffer from migraines know that it is much more than just a common headache. Migraines relentlessly impact people in their everyday home and work life functions every day. Even as a leading cause of missed days of work and emergency department...

November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month! Nov 20th, 2019

    Alzheimer’s disease affects 5.8 million people in the United States.  It is a disease that can have a devastating impact on the individual and their loved ones.  It is a progressive disease that causes worsening memory loss over time.  It is more common in people over the age of 65 and...

Epilepsy Month Nov 11th, 2019

November is Epilepsy awareness month!  Epilepsy is a condition in which one has seizures. Seizures are an electrical disruption between the connection of neurons in the brain. If someone has had more then one seizure seperated by 24 hours, without a clear provoking cause, then they are said to have...