Chances are, you don’t know what’s really causing your migraines. If you’re like many people who have turned to American Longevity Center for help, you went to your doctor complaining of frequent migraines. Your doctor may have performed a few tests and decided to prescribe you a pill to help you cope with the pain and symptoms. So this is where American Longevity Center comes into your life. You’ve seen a doctor; you’ve been prescribed a pill. You probably have even experienced relief from the debilitating pain with this pill. Great! So why are you here?
Our guess is that you have done some research on your own, and you’ve discovered that treating migraines doesn’t just involve masking the pain, but treating the root causes so that you don’t get them in the first place.
If you’re ready to understand and treat the cause of your migraine and not just the pain, then you’ve come to the right place.
A Migraine of A Misunderstanding
According to the National Headache Foundation, about 28 million Americans are affected by migraine headaches (National Headache Foundation 2004). What is truly astounding about these numbers is that there is still much confusion about what causes these debilitating headaches and why they are so severe.
There have been numerous attempts to pinpoint the cause of migraines. Doctors have suggested that certain triggers including stress, hormonal changes, environmental factors, genetics and more may be to blame.
What we do know is that that migraines can be triggered by:
- Hormonal changes in women
- Foods containing monosodium glutamate or nitrates
- Change of weather or barometric pressure
- Lack of sleep
- Alcohol or caffeine
- Head trauma
- Excessive exercise
- And more
So how can this information help you?
Treating Your Migraine, Not Theirs
You are unique. Your body, physiology and lifestyle are all unique to you. As such, the causes and triggers of your migraine headaches are unique to you and only you. There is no one size fits all solution for migraine headaches. If you want to treat the root of your problem and not just the symptom, you need a course of treatment that is as unique as you are.
Have you been told that there is no cure for migraines? Have other physicians told you that they can’t find the cause of your migraines? At ALC our physicians have been successfully helping migraine sufferers for decades. We believe that the cure for a migraine is uncovering, treating and preventing its root cause.
ALC physicians have hundreds of ex-migraine sufferers that can tell you that there certainly is a cure for migraines, and it doesn’t involve a magic pill.
At American Longevity Center, we focus on the root causes of your migraine headaches and address each one accordingly and with the utmost attention to detail. Your migraine headaches may be caused in part by different areas of your health that are compromised including hormone levels, toxins and metals in your blood, improper diet, lack of proper physical fitness and more. Your migraine may be a symptom, a sign, of these imbalances.
At ALC, each patient’s unique physiology and lifestyle are analyzed and problem areas, or imbalances, are identified. Our doctors may analyze urine, blood, stool, breath, hair or saliva specimens to evaluate the presence or imbalance of heavy metal toxins, hormones, minerals, vitamins, fats, proteins or organic acid chemicals. Everything from the quality of the air and water consumed to stress levels to diet and exercise to genetic make-up are taken into account, and expert doctors like those at American Longevity Center use this information to get to the root of the problem.
Based on the results of these tests, our doctors will be able to design a lifestyle and treatment plan that puts you at your optimal health level. These customized healthcare plans utilize the latest in medicinal breakthroughs, special nutritional and exercise programs, and the best of Eastern, Western, and alternative healthcare.
Your treatment plan may include elements of hormone therapy, functional medicine, nutrition, detoxification cleansing, physical fitness and nutrition. The goal of your customized program will be to treat the root causes of your migraine headaches so that you no longer have to rely on a pill for relief, you’ll be able to rely on the fact that you just won’t have to suffer from migraines anymore.
It’s time to shift the focus of medicine from reactive to proactive. We need to not only treat conditions like migraine headaches, but practice medicine that can prevent them as well.
The physicians at American Longevity Center are nationally recognized experts in the field of functional medicine and hormone replacement therapy. If you have made up your mind that you want to get healthier and live with more vitality, call us at 800.653.8154 to find out what preventative medicine can do for you.