Abdominal migraine – a common but difficult to diagnose childhood diseases
Owen Dick lives every day in the dark. His parents did not tell him, if you expect a holiday, and not allowed to eat chocolate. The fact is that from an early age the boy is suffering from migraine attacks that provoke any excitement or favorite chocolate bar, writes The Daily Mail.
For years, doctors could not diagnose migraine. Now Owen takes a drug Pizotifen, partially blocking the action of serotonin, which is believed to be involved in the development of migraine. The medicine can only reduce the frequency of pain and make them more moderate.
In fact, children often suffer from migraines (of any age and gender breakdown of subject). In particular, the so-called abdominal migraine, which is expressed in the frequent bouts of diarrhea or cramps. In doing so, 12-13 years, this form of migraine can develop into a more familiar – severe headaches, nausea and sensitivity to light. Migraines are more common in girls, when they enter puberty because of hormonal changes. Disease can also cause neck or head injury, impaired sleep routine, regime change, stress, malnutrition.
A result, the area in the central part of the brain becomes hyperactive. Due to the fact that the brain regulates digestion, may occur above problems with the gastrointestinal tract. If the child is small, it is not able to explain what bothers him. Therefore, often migraine remains undetected.