Pontius Pilate’s disease struck half of humanity

According to a legend, even the ruler of Olympus Zeus had to turn to god blacksmith Hephaestus that he broke his head by the hammer, which split from the unbearable pain. But now at least one third of humanity suffers from migraine (from Greek hemikrania – half of the skull). Among those who were in the clutches of this disease were Julius Caesar, Calvin, Pascal, Beethoven, Darwin, Marx, Nobel, Heine, Poe, Maupassant, Wagner, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Nietzsche, Freud … and, in fact, anyone of us may have a headache? Usually we try to cope swallowing pills. However, doctors believe that in the future people may even threaten the disability; for example, in the UK for this reasons the state losses annually reach about 950 million pounds. Ukraine doesn’t have such statistics…

No wonder they say that anyone who suffers from headaches, is “medical orphan.” Because of diagnostic equipment by means of which the district therapist will be able to independently identify the roots of disease, our domestic clinics can only dream of. However, when pain lasts for few days (or even weeks), people still have to see a doctor. Therefore have to be examined by an ophthalmologist, otolaryngologist, neurologist, dentist, physician, and podiatrist. At best case, the patient will be discharged very long recipe and leave … alone with headache. Then the patient begins to independently appoint a tablet, which at the time to alleviate the suffering. However, according to experts of the Istyna Ukrainian Scientific-methodical center of ultrasound medical diagnostic, often these symptoms indicate that the body has a serious violation.

Today there are about fifty causes of headaches. It can be provoked by anything: strong smells, hunger, fatigue, fear, ultimately, tooth pain – Ulyana Lushchyk says, the center’s director, MD. – Or, emotional stress, depression, weather changes, bright light, smoking, drinking. Probable causes are allergies, hypertension, aneurysm, brain tumor, head injury, sinusitis, eye strain, high temperature, the use of hormones or other drugs, genetic predisposition. Of course, this only aspirin or citramon not get along.

According to recent research, certain foods and drinks that contain amines, sudium glutamate, nitrites, caffeine or aspartame, also can trigger excruciating headache. Among products- “provocateurs” – pickles, mustard, ketchup, smoked meat and fish, citrus fruits, bananas, avocados, beans, nuts, onions, chocolate, cream, sour cream, yogurt, alcoholic beverages, Chinese dishes, chips.

Doctors say even incorrectly chosen glasses cause headaches. Occasionally this discomfort can be caused by jaw joint diseases or… tight hat. It happens that the head pain is caused by anemia (ferrum deficiency in the body). Finally, in a room where there is lack of fresh air, the head also will not be “fresh”.

One of the Istyna patients 50-year-old Valery, suffered from migraines within twenty (!) years. Occasionally he had such severe pain accompanied by nausea and vomiting, which for the time put the man in bed. Classic treatments did not help. In desperation, he came to the Center.

The effectiveness of treatment primarily depends on a deep clinical examination, – says neurologist of the center Igor Babii. – In particular, we examine changes in brain structures that are visible during computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRT). These methods are now completely replaced the X-rays of the skull. The rheography results (determination of the electrical resistance of blood vessels of the brain) assesses the state of blood circulation in certain hemispheres. Ultrasound Doppler determines the speed of blood flow in major blood vessels. The activity of brain cells studied by means of electroencephalography (EEG).

So after a thorough examination of hold in Istyna center and prescribed individual procedures, in two weeks he lost his pain.

If you feel that you can not alone overcome the problem, do not delay going to the doctor – says Ulyana Lushchyk. – Especially in cases where:

Your headaches begin, which had never had before. For example, attacks are more frequent and more powerful;

Pain lasts more than 72 hours, and you cannot concentrate on any matter;

Pain occurs suddenly, like an “explosion” inside the head;

Except headache, you have disturbed vision, speech, coordination, feeling weakness in hands and feet, inhibited thinking;

Not just a headache, but also increases body temperature and difficult to move the neck;

Headache occurs at the slightest physical effort. It is vomiting, but not sick;

If the pain is accompanied by seizures, blackout.

With such alarming symptoms don’t delay the visit to the doctor. Now this sorrow is recognized around the world, so if you have a headache, do not pretend to be a hero.

“Khreshchatyk”, Elena Synyuta

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