Trigger factors in migraine patients

Trigger factors in migraine patients

Autor Fukui, Patricia Timy Google Scholar
Tranquillini Goncalves, Tessa Rachel Google Scholar
Strabelli, Cintia Giunchetti Google Scholar
Fernandes Lucchino, Natalia Maria Google Scholar
Matos, Fernanda Cunha Google Scholar
Moreira dos Santos, Juliana Pinto Google Scholar
Zukerman, Eliova Google Scholar
Zukerman-Guendler, Vera Google Scholar
Mercante, Juliane Prieto Google Scholar
Masruha, Marcelo Rodrigues Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Vieira, Domingos Savio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Prieto Peres, Mario Fernando Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Instituição Fac Med ABC
Inst Israelita Ensino & Pesquisa Albert Einstein
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Resumo Background: Migraine is a chronic neurological disease with several trigger factors, including dietary, hormonal and environmental factors. Purpose: To analyse precipitating factors in a sample of migraine patients. Method: Two hundred consecutive migraine patients were interviewed about possible trigger factors for migraine attacks. Results: Most patients showed atleast one dietary trigger, fasting was the most frequent one, followed by alcohol and chocolate. Hormonal factors appeared in 53%, being the pre-menstrual period the most frequent trigger. Physical activities caused migraine in 13%, sexual activities in 2.5% and 64% reported emotional stress a trigger factor. 81% related some sleep problem as a trigger factor. Regarding environmental factors, smells were reported by 36.5%. Conclusion: Trigger factors are frequent in migraine patients, its avoidance may decrease headache frequency and also improve patients' quality of life.
Palavra-chave migraine
trigger factors
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2008-09-01
Publicado em Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria. São Paulo, SP: Assoc Arquivos Neuro- Psiquiatria, v. 66, n. 3A, p. 494-499, 2008.
ISSN 0004-282X (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Assoc Arquivos Neuro- Psiquiatria
Extensão 494-499
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2008000400011
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000259121900011
SciELO S0004-282X2008000400011 (estatísticas na SciELO)
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/30869

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