Dealing with migraine

Learn more about dealing with a migraine headache from some of the potential causes and symptoms to treatment options and medication advice.

Quick migraine facts

It is hot and you are sitting in traffic. You suddenly realise you have not had your morning cup of coffee and, to top it all, you feel those flashing lights behind your eyes.

Migraines take toll on family life

Migraines take a heavy toll on family life at numerous households throughout South Africa, and many of the sufferers are women, writes a headache expert.

Migraines in pregnancy

Pregnant women should take extra care when treating headaches and migraines. Health24's Headache Expert has advice.

Me, myself and migraines

As I woke up with blurry vision and numbness on the one side of my body, I knew that I was going to have another migraine attack.

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Headache expert

Dr Elliot Shevel is a South African migraine surgery pioneer and the founder and medical director of The Headache Clinic in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, South Africa. The Headache Clinic is a multidisciplinary practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of Primary Headaches and Migraines. Dr Shevel is also the main author of all scientific publications generated by his team. He recently won a high level science debate in which he was able to prove that the current migraine diagnosis and classification is not based on data. Tertiary Education - Dr Shevel holds both Dental and Medical degrees, and practises as a specialist Maxillo-facial and Oral Surgeon. Follow the Headache Clinic on Twitter@HeadacheClinic.

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