Life without headaches
 As much as there is humanity - people have suffered and are suffering from a headache. In XX century, there was another kind of headache - migraine. About what modern medicine can help in this case, we talk to the director of the Moscow Institute of Cybernetic Medicine, Alexander Avshalumovym.

- Alexander S., the difference between "just" a headache and migraine?

- By appearances them apart is not so simple. But the origin of the pain is different, and therefore, methods of dealing with it are also different. In normal headaches, we all know, it is enough to take any vasodilator drugs - and the pain will pass. What is the mechanism of occurrence of migraine headache when a person feels a sharp throbbing pain, nausea, photophobia, and so on?

It was found in migraine there is increased activity of the adrenal glands. They are responsible for the adaptation of the body during times of stress and release adrenaline, which constricts blood vessels. If during normal headache adrenal glands secrete adrenaline once, when the migraine attack, they continue to work hyperactive, constantly producing the hormone of stress for a long time. The head of a person "breaks", the body spends every effort to ensure that something to compensate for the continued effects of adrenaline on the narrowed vessels. And if at that moment a man takes a vasodilator drug is not working. Its therapeutic action is not enough to suppress constantly exuding adrenaline and stop the constriction of blood vessels.

- What reasons can be caused by a migraine?

- There can be several. One of them - neurosis, one-time or permanent. For the development of neurosis in our organism responsible primarily neuroendocrine system (including the thyroid and adrenal glands), which switches to the increased activity. And the constant production of stress hormones, including adrenaline, results in vasoconstriction. And, not to a single and continuous.

- How does modern medicine explores the adrenal glands?

- Similarly, to evaluate the work of the adrenal glands - the problem today is very time-consuming. The world knows very little medicine such methods - all of them are quite complex and uninformative. However, we managed to find a relatively simple method of determining the state of the adrenal glands. We have developed a dual dynamic test stress hormones. In short, the essence of it is this: a person losing blood test for stress hormones (epinephrine, norepinephrine, dopamine). Then he receives a stress effect (for example, he invited to listen to the waves, disturbing music), and then it re-rents blood stress hormones. Thus, we are able to compare the level of these hormones before and after the procedures, and to evaluate the response of the adrenal stress. The difference in the levels of stress hormones can say how disrupted adrenal glands.

- It is known that women suffer headaches more often men. What is the reason?

- In fact, according to statistics, women suffer from migraine 10 times more often than men. The reason for this - an imbalance of certain hormones. This is due to the fact that men have one main sex hormone - testosterone, and women are two of them: estrogen and progesterone. Cyclical "work" in the female body, antagonists of these hormones affect the mood of a woman, her performance, health, fertility. And here, too, the role of the adrenal gland should not be underestimated. After all, they produce the female sex hormones, and a violation of their work leads to a hormonal imbalance that provokes headaches. Many women can attest: it is very often a headache they appear in the premenstrual period.

 Life without headaches
   Another cause of headaches can be infection. Our brain is called blood-brain barrier that protects it from penetration of various substances and infections. And from neuroinfections unfortunately, this protection is not working. Let me give you a simple example. One of our patients suffering from a headache, was diagnosed toxoplasmosis - a disease vectors which are pets - cats. As it turned out, this woman really lived in the house striped beauty.

If we evaluate the prevalence of all these reasons, the neuroinfection are rare, about 1 every 300 people of hormonal balance (especially in women), we celebrate every third case, a hyperactivity of the adrenal reveal virtually every one of our patients.

- But how to get rid of the pain, when conventional medicine "from the head" do not help?

- If we believe that migraine - this is no ordinary headache, and, above all, hyperactivity of the adrenal glands that continuously produce adrenaline, literally "pressure" vessels, we must first stabilize the function of the adrenal and thyroid glands. Only after that vasodilators can really help improve microcirculation, increase the supply of oxygen to the brain, glucose, and other substances. Therefore it is necessary to change the approach to the treatment of migraine.

- What does the modern pharmacology to treat migraine?

- Pharmacology offer seemingly paradoxical decision: to stop migraine attacks narrows blood vessels drugs. The logic is as follows: if the vessels are narrowed and narrowed even further, there is the effect of "strings" when sverhsuzhennym vessels to the adrenals is the return signal and they are slightly reduced its activity, the patient's condition has stabilized and there comes a relative relief. Unfortunately, those drugs that are currently available for the treatment of migraine, help is not always valid only for a while, so that the situation is far from stabilizing.

- And what can help your clinic?

- We can both identify the exact cause of the disease, and to quickly and efficiently help the patient. For this purpose we have developed a special diagnostic program "Living without a headache," because we know all the "perpetrators" of this process (the adrenal glands, liver, thyroid, brain vessels, hormones, infections). The program provides everything just to study the functional status and quality of work of all the problem, carry out all the necessary research to clearly answer: what is the cause of headache is in a given patient.

The examination program takes about 3 hours, after which the person goes home. And after 5-7 days, when all the survey data fall on the table the doctor, and he spends a systematic analysis, we invite the patient to a final consultation, during which the doctor introduces him with the results of the diagnosis and recommend treatment. But I'm talking about cases, relatively calm, do not require urgent intervention.

- Alexander S., and if a person has an attack, probably, to talk about the diagnosis of ridiculous. What to do?

  - First of all, you need to quickly remove the attack. And we do this successfully in our day hospital. Within 2-3 hours, we kupiruya such attacks: first, acting on sympathoadrenal system (i.e., stabilizing the thyroid and adrenal glands), secondly stabilizing the nervous system, and thirdly by applying effective vasodilators . It is this sequence of actions allows us to succeed. If relapses occur and then through a considerable time, which is a great advance in the treatment of migraine.

Interviewed by Rodion Bogdanov

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