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Mini-Quiz: Migraine Headaches

by Ron Kurtus (revised 17 April 2015)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. What is a migraine headache?

It is similar to a hangover

It is an intense pain that can even disable a person

It is a type of headache that people imagine they get

2. What can cause migraine headaches?

Certain foods or lack of sleep may cause them

Smoking and chocolate in excess

Doctors know, but they won't tell

3. How can you cope with a migraine headache?

An apple a day keeps the headache away

Complaining can help spread the discomfort to others

Certain medicines and therapy programs can help people cope

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in being Healthy. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


Try to cope with pain instead of dwelling on it


Resources and references

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Websites

National Headache Foundation - Resources for headache sufferers, along with information on treatment options and support groups.

American Council for Headache Education - Current headache news, information, and discussion forums. You can set up your own online headache diary to help your doctor diagnose your condition.

Migraine Awareness Group - The National Migraine Association offers tips for living with migraines, a discussion of treatments, and a section that debunks common migraine myths.

General Health Resources

Books

American College of Physicians Home Medical Guide: Migraine and Other Headaches edited by David R. Goldmann, M.D., and David A. Horowitz, M.D., Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 2000, $6.95. A primer on various types of headaches, this book describes causes, symptoms, and remedies.

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