Migraine Procedure Prevents Dependency Risks

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March 4, 2015

Want another good reason to consider getting that migraine procedure? According to a recent news story, an Ohio woman’s migraine drug treatment regimen ultimately resulted in kidney failure misfortune. The news outlet Marion Star reported that the woman relied on daily doses of medication to manage her migraine pain. Over time her kidneys could no longer tolerate the drugs and she eventually had to undergo a kidney transplant procedure.

Medication is the most common chronic migraine treatment for many people. But, that should by no means be a reason to assume it’s the best option. Drug reliance and overuse is a problem for so many reasons, and can even increase the risk of death for some people.

In addition to other important tasks, the kidneys are designed to filter toxins out of the body. According to WebMd, they filter out approximately 2 quarts of waste and extra water (urine) from the blood each day. Overusing certain medications like non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as naproxen and ibuprofen, over a long period of time, can lead to kidney damage. Ergotamines, another class of migraine drugs, can be dangerous in high doses for people with heart disease. Similarly, people with a heart condition or prior history of stroke should avoid taking triptans as a migraine treatment. While opioids are prescribed for severe pain in individuals who may not be able to tolerate other medication, they increase the risk for addiction.   Don’t be fooled into believing that herbs and other holistic therapies are completely without risk of side effects just because they are ‘natural’. You should always check with your migraine specialist before considering taking any nutritional supplement, herb or medication.

A migraine procedure may not be the right treatment for everyone with a migraine condition. However, it could be a safe and effective solution for certain individuals with chronic migraine who have exhausted other treatment options and qualify.

If you know someone who is struggling with pain from chronic migraine, treatment doesn’t have to be found in a bottle. The Omega™ migraine procedure can offer long lasting relief from migraine pain, as well as eliminate the health risks associated with drug overuse and dependency.

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