Migraines affect more than one billion people worldwide, including one in 11 children, according to the American Migraine Foundation. Those who suffer from these debilitating headaches often seek ways to ease symptoms like throbbing pain, nausea, dizziness, and sudden sensitivities to light and sound. While there are many effective medications and injections (such as Botox)
What is an abdominal migraine? Is it a tummy ache in your head, or vice-versa (a migraine in your tummy)? Although rare in adults, an abdominal migraine can be a common condition in young children and teenagers. Board-certified pediatric neurologist and migraine expert, Dr. Lindsay Elton, shared what she knows about this very unique type
We are often reminded that if we don’t get enough sleep, our bodies will suffer. Healthful, restorative sleep is necessary for optimal brain function (especially in children) and boosts immunity–something that is so important right now for all of us as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. But can too much sleep actually be harmful, too?
Join us on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. CT The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented change and stress. To help support our families during this time, we are launching a series of video broadcasts to be streamed live on Facebook about various topics that impact our patient families. The next Facebook Live event
Approximately ten percent of young children suffer from painful and debilitating migraines, and that number gradually increases as the teenage years and adolescence sets in (Migraine Research Foundation). Migraines are serious headaches that can be brought on by stress, heat, exhaustion, or seasonal allergies. Other migraine triggers include: Dehydration Menstruation or hormonal changes Certain food
True or false: Dr. Lindsay Elton suffered painful migraines as a child, just like so many of her current patients? True. As one of Child Neurology Consultants of Austin’s specialists who treats migraines, Dr. Elton knows firsthand about what a debilitating experience they can be. Her personal knowledge of the condition provides her with a
Most kids are eager to enjoy a break from school. Yet, for kids who suffer from migraines, the activities celebrated during the summer can be a trigger for painful episodes. Common causes for migraines and headache include dehydration, too much sun and heat exposure, change in sleep habits (like staying up too late), overstimulation (so
In Austin, March is a month full of fun activities from rodeo to SXSW to Spring Break. Then why do we often see a spike of headaches and migraines among kids? Allergies are one of the main causes, which tend to run high in March. The other cause is often associated with a five letter
A recent report says that hospital ERs have seen a big increase in the number of kids and teens reporting headaches. What is causing the increase? And is there anything kids (and parents) can do to prevent them? Dr. Lindsay Elton, pediatric neurologist who specializes in headaches/migraines, says she is not surprised by the report.
Dehydration robs your body of precious fluids. As temperatures rise to triple digits, the risk of becoming dehydrated is even greater. Prevention is simple…drink more fluids. Yet, research says your child likely isn’t drinking enough. In a 2015 study, more than 50% of students examined showed signs of low daily water intake. Who is most