Nutraceuticals in migraine treatment

Menon, Saras & Griffiths, Lyn R. (2013) Nutraceuticals in migraine treatment. In Novel Approaches in Migraine Treatment. Future Medicine Ltd, pp. 134-145.

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Migraineurs experience significant decline in functioning and productivity, which in turn translates into diminished quality of life and a major economic burden on society at large [1]. Although current research has better elucidated the pathophysiology underlying migraine, the exact etiology remains to be defined. Biochemical factors that could potentially disrupt the vascular endothelial function, leading to cortical spreading depression that can activate and affect the trigeminovascular system, are primary candidates for involvement in migraine pathophysiology [2]. The current mechanisms explaining the pathogenesis behind migraine continue to evolve, but theories of variability in cortical excitability, neuronal dysregulation and neurotransmitter/receptor activation are all important and potentially amenable to nutraceutical manipulation [3]. As our knowledge about migraine pathogenesis expands, our current understanding of the complex relationships between pharmacological doses, cofactor and hormone interactions, and neural and pain pathway activities will also advance, creating new avenues for research and migraine treatment development [3].

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ID Code: 62504
Item Type: Book Chapter
DOI: 10.2217/ebo.12.289
ISBN: 9781780842349
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Future Medicine Ltd
Deposited On: 13 Sep 2013 02:44
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2016 15:22

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