From a Google Blog Alert today, I came across a blog I hadn’t seen before, “Health Blog | Mind, Body and Soul.” Their About page states:
This Blog used for sharing knowledge about how to make a better life. Some post are original and some are copied with related information about the author from other resources such as book or article on a website. Enjoy…
Sounds good, doesn’t it? Yes, but…
Today, they posted an article titled “What You Need to Know About The Types of Migraine Headaches.” We DO need to know about the different types of Migraine ATTACKS, but this is NOT the article to learn from. Here are some problematic quotes from their article:
Migraines belong to a group called vascular headaches, probably caused by problems with blood vessels in the brain.
Old, old, old theory. Migraines are not longer considered vascular headaches, and we now know that what happens with the blood vessels in the brain during a Migraine attack is neither the cause of Migraine attacks nor the first thing that happens in the brain during a Migraine attack.
Young women with basilar artery migraines may suffer from a hormonal imbalance associated with their menstrual cycle.
Basilar artery Migraines have been called Basilar-TYPE Migraines for years now. Also, any type of Migraine can be triggered by the hormonal fluctuations that occur during the menstrual cycle. It depends on whether hormonal fluctuations are a trigger for the individual woman, not the type of Migraine they have.
Several types of migraine headaches focus on the eyes, including ophthalmoplegic or ocular migraines… Also referred to as retinal migraines, ocular migraines…
This part, I’m not really sure whether to categorize as old information or flat-out wrong. In either case, it’s incorrect. Sadly, incorrect information about “eye Migraines” isn’t uncommon online, and it’s really confusing. Author and patient advocate Teri Robert has explained this better than I ever could in her article Ocular, Optical, and Opthalmic Migraines.
Outdated information is selom helpful. I wish I could say that even though I just ran across this today, it’s an old article. But, it doesn’t seem to be; the blog entry is dated today. So, thumbs DOWN from me!