Migraine is unmistakable for sufferers often causing a severe pulsating headache  with nausea that may be preceded by warning symptoms called an aura. It often requires suffers to rest in bed and so greatly affects their social and work lives.

It affects up to 3  times as many women as men, and up to 1 in  4  to 1 in 5 women at anyone time.

30% of suffers loose a day of work /month and 50% reduce social activities due to migraine attacks which may go on for several days

For some, migraine may be reduced by following  regular,  predictable routines  including  maintaining good sleep and exercise habits  with simple analgesia and anti-inflammatories being effective in breakthrough attacks.

However some patients  require specific migraine medication or regular preventative medicines.                                                                                                                                                                            

New evidence suggests migraine with aura is also a marker of Cardiovascular disease. As it is early days in the research it is  unclear whether controlling migraine with aura is more important than controlling other risk factors for heart disease and stroke  like DM, Hypertension, smoking, cholesterol and overweight. However at the current time, it makes sense that migraine sufferers improve as many of these other risk factors as possible.

Download some simple lifestyle measures  by clicking here.

Don’t put up with migraine. At Redyon Street, we are able to help reduce your migraine symptoms so you can get on with your life, and we can offer assessment and advice on managing your other risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

Book an appointment with any of our doctors online day or night at reydonstreet.com.au, or by calling 07 3216 850

Listen to Norman Swan on the ABC Health Report here

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Reydon Street Medical Centre is moving on 14 February 2022

Reydon Street Medical Centre has a long history of providing high quality health care from trusted doctors from 2 Reydon Street on the corner of Newnham Road and Reydon Street in Upper Mt Gravatt.

The current health crisis means that it is no longer sustainable to continue this tradition from its original premises. To ensure we are more resilient and remain able to provide continuity of care to our patients in the face of sickness or furlough leave we need to be part of a larger organisation.

The great news is the legacy will continue and on 14 February 2022 Reydon Street Medical Centre will join the existing Holland Park General Practice at 1173 Logan Rd, Holland Park. This is part of the IPN Medical Centres network and is located just five minutes from our building.

We intend to provide the same high quality care from doctors you know and trust from more appropriate premises. You should also see the same friendly staff to look after you at the front desk.

Continuity of care and the security of our patient records is our priority. Patients records will be transferred automatically, so your doctor can continue to access them. Given the Holland Park General Practice is part of the IPN Medical Centres network, you can be assured that your health records and personal information will remain safe and secure.

We will continue to book appointments with your chosen doctor, but from Monday 14 February 2022 onwards, all existing and future appointments will take place at Holland Park General Practice.

We look forward to continuing to serve our patients from our new home.