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New Treatments for Chronic Migraine Headache Pain Relief

New Treatments for Chronic Migraines are on the Horizon

Those who suffer from chronic migraines know all too well how debilitating the condition can be. Migraine headaches leave people in severe pain, often feeling nauseous and vomiting, and experiencing sensitivity to light and sound. It’s a condition that can leave people unable to work, or engage in their normal, routine activities. The good news is that there is hope on the horizon. New treatments for chronic migraines are currently ...
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Fibromyalgia Tender Point Exam

How to Diagnose and Manage Fibromyalgia

How many people have heard this, or a similarly disempowering conclusion from their doctors? “Your pain is all in your head”“I think you’re just depressed”“We’ve done all of the tests, there’s nothing wrong with you” For most people with fibromyalgia (FM), it takes a substantial amount of time to receive the proper pain-related diagnosis. In part, this is because fibromyalgia is still a poorly understood condition. At a basic science ...
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How to Treat Dry Mouth in Older Patients

There are many diseases such as Xerostomia and Salivary Gland Hypofunction, radiation therapy in the head and neck area, and medications that cause dry mouth. In this article, we present several treatment options for older patients experiencing dry mouth ...
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How to Manage Dry Mouth in Older Patients Diagram

Management of Dry Mouth in Older Patients

The management of dry mouth includes two aspects: attempts to affect a change in the causative factors of the condition; and, the prevention of any potential or worsening of existing consequences of dry mouth on oral health ...
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Dry Mouth: The Effects of Diseases and Radiation on Salivary Glands

Other Conditions Affecting Salivary Glands

Systemic Diseases Many systemic diseases are reported to cause or be associated with salivary gland hypofunction as mentioned in Table 1 [29], [64]. Of these systemic diseases, Sjogren's syndrome (SS) is the most common disease that causes both xerostomia and salivary gland hypofunction with the incidence of xerostomia in the SS patient reaching nearly 100% [29], [65] ...
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