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North Carolina Comprehensive
Headache Clinic

2501 Atrium Drive, Suite 400
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (919) 781-7423

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8am to 4pm

2010 Health and Healing Archive

Genes and Your Migraines - Exploring the Connection -- To learn more about the impact of our genes on migraine headaches, however tenuous it may be, we turned to our expert on the subject, Dr. Charles Matthews. "When most genetic problems 'cause' disease, it's usually severe progressive childhood illnesses.  For those common illnesses that most of us have -- migraine, heart disease, common forms of cancer -- it's going to be very hard to make much of a connection with these genetic associations." >> learn more >>

Caffeine and Headache -- Caffeine acts as a stimulant by displacing adenosine in the brain. Notice the similarity of the words "caffeine" and "adenosine." Adenosine -- you may recall from high school biology -- is involved in ATP (adenosine triphosphate) and energy cycling in cells. However, the actions of caffeine are complex and not fully understood. A daily caffeine habit is probably the most common cause of worsening headaches.  >> learn more >>

Serious Causes of Headache -- Seeking the cause of a headache is the first priority at the Headache Clinic -- an important task considering the very wide variety of possible causes.  While potentially serious, these causes are rarely encountered in routine clinical practice. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lyme disease, chronic mononucleosis, and other undetected systemic infections may present with headache.  We also see headache with carbon monoxide, mold, and other environmental poisoning. >> learn more >>