Headache and pregnancy: a systematic review

AbstractThis systematic review summarizes the existing data on headache and pregnancy with a scope on clinical headache phenotypes, treatment of headaches in pregnancy and effects of headache medications on the child during pregnancy and breastfeeding, headache related complications, and diagnostics of headache in pregnancy. Headache during pregnancy can be both primary and secondary, and in the last case can be a symptom of a life-threatening condition. The most common secondary headaches are stroke, cerebral venous thrombosis, subarachnoid hemorrhage, pituitary tumor, choriocarcinoma, eclampsia, preeclampsia, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, and reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome. Migraine is a risk factor for pregnancy complications, particularly vascular events. Data regarding other primary headache conditions are still scarce. Early diagnostics of the disease manifested by headache is important for mother and fetus life. It is especially important to identify “red flag symptoms” suggesting that headache is a symptom of a serious disease. In order to exclude a secondary headache additional studies can be necessary: electroencephalography, ultrasound of the vessels of the head and neck, brain MRI and MR angiography with contrast ophthalmoscopy and lumb ar puncture. During pregnancy and breastfeeding the preferred therapeutic strategy for the treatment of primary headaches should always be a non-pharmacological one. Treatment should not be postpo...
Source: The Journal of Headache and Pain - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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Source: Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research
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Source: Public Health Reports - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research
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Source: Surgical Technology International - Category: Surgery Tags: Surg Technol Int Source Type: research
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Source: Surgical Technology International - Category: Surgery Tags: Surg Technol Int Source Type: research
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Source: Dimensions in Critical Care Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Dimens Crit Care Nurs Source Type: research
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Source: PPmP Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol Source Type: research
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Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: news
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Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: news
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