Headache in challenging and special circumstances: Pregnancy and lactation


YILMAZ E. , ÜNAL ÇEVİK I.

AGRI-THE JOURNAL OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF ALGOLOGY, cilt.30, ss.153-164, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5505/agri.2018.85688
  • Dergi Adı: AGRI-THE JOURNAL OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF ALGOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.153-164

Özet

Headache has special importance during pregnancy and postpartum period. The health-care professionals and patients report headache management as challenging during pregnancy and lactation period. Cautions are recommended in preganancy and lactation due to maternal and fetal/newborn risks. Most headaches in the first trimester are due primary headaches. Nevertheless, the incidence of secondary headaches increase in the last trimester and post-partum period. Red flags prompt early evaluation in a patient with headache. Assessment of headache patient requires a detailed history of the headache characteristics and performing appropriate examinations. Approach to headache and strategies to promote best practice in preganancy and lactation will be reviewed.