It’s easy to shrug off a headache, but what if it’s something more?
In this episode of Neurology Now, host Pete Waggoner and guest Dr. William Qubty discuss the impact of migraines on individuals’ lives. Dr. Qubty opens up about his personal connection to neurologic issues, stemming from his early experiences.
The discussion moves on to the demographics affected by migraines, with Dr. Qubty and Pete exploring how the severity and manifestations of migraines can vary based on a person’s biological sex and age. Dr. Qubty emphasizes the importance of understanding a patient’s day-to-day life as a starting point for effective treatment and making lifestyle modifications.
Throughout the episode, Dr. Qubty underscores the ever-expanding range of treatment options available for migraines and encourages individuals not to give up hope, even if they feel they have ignored the condition for an extended period of time. This episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking guidance and support in their journey with treating migraines.
- Listen to your body. Your brain and body won’t adjust according to your busy schedule.
- Migraine is the #1 cause of disability in 15-49 year olds.
- If pain causes you any change in your day to day life, please see your provider. Pain is not mandatory.
In this episode:
[1:03] Dr. Qubty shares his story and recollects his memories of visiting an orphanage in his younger years and encountering children with neurologic issues. He talks about how people dealing with such conditions have always had a special place in his heart.
[3:40] Pete and Dr. Qubty discuss the demographics affected by migraine. They also explore its varying severity and manifestations depending on a person’s biological sex as they age.
[7:36] Dr. Qubty enumerates the things he does to help patients manage and mitigate migraine. He puts emphasis on knowing the patient’s day-to-day life as a crucial starting point in identifying the best treatments and lifestyle modifications.
[12:36] Pete asks Dr. Qubty to name some quick things people can do to alleviate the pain and avoid the panic when experiencing migraine for the first time. They also talk about when a patient should start seeking the help of a professional.
[15:25] Dr. Qubty reiterates how treatments for migraines are constantly expanding and why people shouldn’t give up even though they think they have ignored it for years already.
“People tend to minimize their symptoms. They don’t want to slow down what they’re doing. They want to keep being busy, busy. They want to push, push it all the time. Unfortunately your brain doesn’t care what your agenda is.” – Dr. William Qubty