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Principles of Chronic Disease ManagementPrinciple 1: Chronic MedicationPrinciple 2: Any Disturbance create flares Principle 3: MeasurePrinciple 4: AnticipateSpecial Note - Recognizing Red FlagsLifestyle considerations in Migraine ManagementResources
Principles of Chronic Disease Management
Applies to all disease that are chronic in nature
Migraine, Epilepsy, MS, UC, Crohn's disease
Principle 1: Chronic Medication
- If prescribed daily medication take it on time daily
- Do NOT Forget
- Medical Adherence is key
Chronic Medication Selection
- It is a process
- Trial & Error
- First Line > Second > Third
- Max out and then combination
Principle 2: Any Disturbance create flares
Routine, Routine, Routine
Consistency, Consistency, Consistency
General Good Hygiene measures
Any Disturbance late nights, mild flus can trigger a flare
Principle 3: Measure
If you can't measure you can't improve
Create your own spread sheet "Date, Time, Symptoms"
There is an app for that
Headache Diary App for Migraine Patients
The 10 best migraine apps of 2021
Migraine apps are a great tool for helping people keep track of their episodes and manage the condition. This article looks at 10 of the best migraine apps for the year. Migraine is more than just a headache.
10 Apps for Ulcerative Colitis Management
There are tons of apps out there to help you manage your ulcerative colitis (UC). From apps that are UC- or IBD-specific to general health-focused apps, there's a wide variety of Apple and Android apps you can use to manage your UC in a more mobile-friendly way.
Principle 4: Anticipate
- Anticipate Flare
- Be Proactive
- Season of Asthma, Days of the month for Migraine
Special Note - Recognizing Red Flags
It is important to differentiate between your Flare up and other "Red Flags"
You can still have other new diagnosis other than your regular headaches.
This brings the importance of Logging
Infection (Fever, Chills, Weight loss)
New Neurological Symptoms
Lifestyle considerations in Migraine Management
- Sleep Hygiene
- Food 3-4 hours before going to bed
- Avoid Benzodiazepines
- Bedroom for sleep and sex only
- Only a book or kindle is allowed
- Ditch the phone and TV.
- If need a phone which to night mode
- Special Note: Sleep Apnea
- I have treated headaches with CPAP
I can't treat your headache if you do not get enough good sleep
- Hydrate, Hydrate & Hydrate
- There is an app for that
Best Hydration Apps of 2020
Proper hydration isn't just about keeping thirst at bay. There are essential health benefits that come from downing enough water. We looked for the year's best hydration apps, based on user ratings, quality content, and general reliability, so you can track your daily water intake for better health.
- 10 min brisk walk daily preferably outdoors
People who do not find time to exercise will have to find time for illness
- Support Groups
- Breathing Technique
- Sleep, Hydration, Exercise
- If you know you will have to engage an avoidable situation
- Have a plan for acute headache abortive therapy ready
Top 10 Migraine Triggers and How to Deal with Them | AMF
The sudden onset of a migraine means a dark room, bed and a cool towel for most of us. While these seem to come out of nowhere, many will find that there are usually some signs that a migraine attack is on its way.
American Migraine Foundation - Patient Guides
Patient Guides | American Migraine Foundation
The American Migraine Foundation launched the Move Against Migraine initiative to mobilize and empower those living with migraine. Through our movement we are providing access to migraine information, making it easier for those living with migraine and other diseases that cause severe head pain to find doctors and researchers, and building a platform that serves the migraine and headache community.
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