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Lifestyle changes may help reduce how often migraine headaches occur PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 April 2014 00:00

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’m a 38-year-old woman, and I get migraine headaches occasionally, usually one every few months. I have a hard time functioning when I have a migraine. I don’t want to take medication for this problem if I don’t have to. Are there ways to prevent or treat migraine headaches without medication?

Left untreated, carpal tunnel syndrome can lead to weakness in fingers and thumb PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 April 2014 00:00

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’ve had symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome for nearly a year, and it is starting to affect my work. How effective is treatment? What are the risks of not treating it? Will it continue to get worse, or does the damage level off at some point?   

Exact cause of vocal cord paralysis often difficult to determine PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 April 2014 00:00

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 55-year-old brother-in-law has developed a vocal cord palsy out of the blue. What can cause this and what can be done to restore his voice?  

Overuse of over-the-counter medication for headaches may start to contribute to the problem PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 31 March 2014 00:00

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a 55-year-old woman and have had headaches my entire life. In the past, ibuprofen would get rid of a headache rather quickly, but lately nothing has been working. Do I need to get a stronger medicine from my doctor?

Pay close attention to symptoms to determine if cause is sinus infection or allergies PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 24 March 2014 00:00

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have long suffered from allergies. But there have been times when I haven’t been sure if my symptoms are really from my allergies or may be caused by a sinus infection instead. How can I tell the difference?


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