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Migraine Trainer app

Posted by on May 12th, 2020 Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease, Health Information
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Do you experience migraines? You’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), about 12% of the U.S. population experiences migraines and occur in both children and adults.

Migraines may seem random, but there are many factors that might cause them, including stress, certain foods, and too much or too little sleep. Genetics may play a role but having a family history of migraines is common. In addition, migraines are associated with other medical conditions such as epilepsy, sleep disorders, and depression.

NINDS developed the Migraine Trainer app to help migraine sufferers take control of their migraines. It is designed for those 13 and older to help understand possible causes of migraines, and encourage engagement by creating an individual migraine management plan with the patient’s healthcare provider.

Users of the app can take note of when migraines happen, how long they last, and where the pain is. Tracking habits can help know what leads to migraines and what helps to manage them.

The app is available at the App Store and Google Play.

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Carolyn Martin is the Consumer Health Coordinator for the NNLM Pacific Northwest Region. She works with various libraries and community organizations to increase health literacy in their communities.

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.​

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