How to Treat Menstrual Migraines with Dr Grant
A concerned parent asks Dr Grant how to help her 12-year-old daughter who is suffering from migraines and nausea during her period.
Dr Grant explains that the patient may be suffering with menstrual migraine (MM). A migraine headache is commonly associated with sensitivity to light, nausea, fatigue or dizziness.
The first step is to ensure she is drinking 1.5 litres of water per day to stay hydrated, and that she is not suffering from low blood sugars from a prolonged fast. Dr Grant discusses what causes MM Headaches and recommends a staged to approach to address any lifestyle issues that may be contributing to the headache.
Each week, Dr Jennifer Grant, GP at Beacon HealthCheck answers your questions in Independent.ie.
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