For the millions of people that suffer from migraine headaches, it is important to know what triggers them as well as treatments that work to reduce the symptoms. According to a recent local article weather and red wine may be triggers for some patients. According to the article recent research published and presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Headache Society in Los Angeles, both weather and red wine could trigger the excruciating headaches, but not necessarily consistently for all patients. One admittedly small study analyzed 33 adults in Brazil who referred to themselves regular red-wine drinkers and have come to believe that the beverage had been caused of migraines in the past. They were asked to drink half a bottle (375 milliliters) of a Malbec, Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wine from South America a minimum of four days apart. Most of the participants reported having a migraine at the minimum one time within 12 hours of drinking wine; it appears as though certain wines were more likely to cause migraines than others — specifically Tannat and Malbec. Both varieties include higher levels of flavonoids known as tannins, which create red wine’s rich coloring. Admittedly, the study was not a controlled one which must be considered, the lead author Dr. Abouch Krymchantowski, added “I concluded that the wines with the highest content of tannins — Tannat and Malbec — are those which triggered migraines more frequently.” A separate study also being presented at the meeting discovered that outside temperature can also trigger migraines, especially among people who are more sensitive to temperature. Dr. Stuart Kincaid has consulted with patients under different circumstances who suffer from migraine headaches. As an experienced ASPS board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stuart Kincaid has seen firsthand the benefits of treating patients who suffer from migraine headaches with a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures. It is well documented that for some patients Botox treatments which are FDA approved for the treatment of migraines can help to reduce the symptoms and frequency of the headaches. For some patients combining a brow lift with Botox treatments can also be extremely effective. It is important for patients to note that migraine treatments and the effectiveness can vary greatly from patient to patient. It is unlikely that insurance will cover the brow lift or and many cases Botox treatments for the treatment of migraine headaches. However, it is important for patients to recognize that the cosmetic benefit is a substantial. For patients who suffer from migraines it is not unlikely for them to have a furrow in the brow because of contracting the muscles over time. This will be treated by the brow lift and the appearance of the forehead will be much smoother and younger looking. Botox treatments will also help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead and the crows feet on the outer corners of the eyes, but the results are temporary. Dr. Stuart Kincaid encourages patients to consult with him concerning the benefits of a brow lift combined with Botox treatments so that they may determine if the benefits of the treatment are worth the investment.
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