Alcohol consumption increases the risk of migraine attacks, says study

Alcohol consumption increases the risk of migraine attacks, says study

Migraines are severely painful and recurring headaches. According to the American Migraine Foundation (AMF), nearly 36 million Americans are afflicted with this disorder. There are many triggers known to cause a migraine attack and one of them is alcohol. Corroborating this further, a recent study, published in the European Journal of Neurology in December 2018, found that alcoholic drinks act as serious triggers of migraine and have an impact on the consumption behavior of alcoholic beverages. Continue reading

Risks associated with going cold turkey for alcohol addiction

Risks associated with going cold turkey for alcohol addiction

The sudden demise of actor Nelsan Ellis, known for his association with HBO’s “True Blood,” in July 2017, sent shock waves all over. Known as a kind and live wire person, Ellis reportedly died due to a heart failure, a consequence of an alcohol withdrawal symptom that developed due to self-detox attempt at quitting alcohol through cold turkey approach. Like Ellis, millions of people across the United States attempt quitting alcohol by adopting a cold turkey approach, without realizing that it can become life threatening. Continue reading