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5 tips for people with migraine

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It is of vital importance that migraine patients keep in mind some easy-to-understand tips that will help them to self-manage.

These tips are:

  1. You are the key to success: You must have an active role in the treatment of your migraine. Studies show that there are several ways you can improve on your own.
  2. Have a healthy lifestyle: Stay hydrated, have a healthy diet, exercise and have a good daily rest.
  3. Educate yourself: Ask your healthcare professional where to find reliable information about migraine and try to read it to understand what migraine is about.
  4. Take the medicines as advised: You must follow, strictly, your healthcare professional’s recommendations.
  5. You are not alone: Remember that there is a great team that can help you: doctors, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists, family …
tips to manage your migraine


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– Probyn K, Bowers H, Mistry D On behalf of the CHESS team., et al Non-pharmacological self-management for people living with migraine or tension-type headache: a systematic review including analysis of intervention componentsBMJ Open 2017;7:e016670. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016670 

– Kindelan-Calvo, P., Gil-Martínez, A., Paris-Alemany, A., Pardo-Montero, J., Muñoz-García, D., Angulo-Díaz-Parreño, S., & La Touche, R. (2014). Effectiveness of Therapeutic Patient Education for Adults with Migraine. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Pain Medicine, 15(9), 1619–1636. doi:10.1111/pme.12505

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Jorge Rodriguez

Physiotherapist, Member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), MSc Health Care Technology (cum laude) at Tallinn University of Technology, Exercise Prescription Expert and Social Media Expert. Founder and editor at lafisioterapia.net. Passionate about dissemination in Physiotherapy and health promotion, with special interest in digital tools as a way to improve quality of life.