Navigation Links
Study shows that exercise reduces migraine suffering
Date:3/26/2009

Gteborg, Sweden March 26, 2009 While physical exercise has been shown to trigger migraine headaches among sufferers, a new study describes an exercise program that is well tolerated by patients. The findings show that the program decreased the frequency of headaches and improved quality of life. The study is published in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain.

The study used a sample of migraine sufferers who were examined before, during and after an aerobic exercise intervention. The program was based on indoor cycling (for continuous aerobic exercise) and was designed to improve maximal oxygen uptake without worsening the patients' migraines.

After the treatment period, patients' maximum oxygen uptake increased significantly. There was no worsening of migraine status at any time during the study period and, during the last month of treatment, there was a significant decrease in the number of migraine attacks, the number of days with migraine per month, headache intensity and amount of headache medication used.

Individuals with headache and migraine typically are less physically active than those without headache. Patients with migraine often avoid exercise, resulting in less aerobic endurance and flexibility. Therefore, well designed studies of exercise in patients with migraine are imperative.

"While the optimal amount of exercise for patients with migraine remains unknown, our evaluated program can now be tested further and compared to pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments to see if exercise can prevent migraine," says Dr. Emma Varkey, co-author of the study.


'/>"/>

Contact: Sean Wagner
medicalnews@bos.blackwellpublishing.net
781-388-8550
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Mayo Study Shows Simple Finger Device May Help Predict Future Heart Events, Such as Heart Attack
2. New study suggests Rx estrogen delivery through the skin may show safety benefits as opposed to oral delivery
3. Autism Study Finds Significant Benefit with Hyperbaric Treatment
4. Danon Disease Can Be Quickly Fatal, Study Finds
5. NYU study finds new risk factor for melanoma in younger women
6. Study helps identify college drinkers who might continue excessive drinking as adults
7. Study finds program has improved health agencies preparedness for bioterror and disease outbreaks
8. GAO Study Links Duty Circumvention with Evasion of Food Safety Laws
9. Study IDs Variations in Black, White Genomes
10. Researchers studying hearing loss find auditory regions of the brain convert to the sense of touch
11. Pilot Study Using Video Cell Phones for Mobile Direct Observation Treatment (MDOT) to Monitor Medication Compliance of TB Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... , ... AMC Health , the leading provider of proven real-time virtual ... Similar to its approach in demonstrating positive outcomes in the healthcare market, AMC Health ... value of eVisits to support virtual studies. , In a study concluded ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... June 20, 2017 , ... As a leading dental ... link between stroke and gum disease. Those with bleeding gums in Vancouver, BC, may ... this condition can lead to heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Drs. Parviz Roshan, Siamak ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... June 20, 2017 , ... Many RNA binding ... principles, the research team developed expressRNA, a web platform encompassing computational tools for ... at nucleotide resolution the ‘RNA maps’, which demonstrate that RBPs bind to specific ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... OH (PRWEB) , ... June 20, 2017 , ... ... medical staffing agency, recently became re-accredited by the Joint Commission, which ... Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... International water advocate Sharon Kleyne is ... Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by ... how it affects the human eyes. , According to Sharon Kleyne and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/10/2017)... 2017  Shane K. Burchfield, DPM, is recognized by Continental Who,s ... Podiatrist in Alabama . Dr. ... Care. He brings over 20 years of experience, as well as ... to his role. ... pleased to welcome you to his practice," the company,s ...
(Date:6/8/2017)...  Less than a month ago, amateur hackers executed ... including hospital networks, in over 150 countries. ... largest online extortion attempts ever recorded. With the increasing ... imperative that providers understand where the risks lie, and ... and many other very real cyber threats.  ...
(Date:6/7/2017)... , June 7, 2017 Endo International plc ... 7, 2017, the Hon. Joseph R. Goodwin , ... West Virginia , entered a case ... Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (the "MDL") that ... cases to provide expert disclosures on specific causation within ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: