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Migraines: Causes and Non-Pharmacological Treatments

Course #: 010-1018

Price: $108.00

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CE Credit Hours: 12.00 CPEUs

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Course Description

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) - Provider #21328, Activity #158115 approved for 12 CPEUs.

CPEU Course Description

Migraine belongs to the primary headaches, representing one of the most disabling disorders worldwide.  This CPEU course summarizes the influence of female and male sex hormones on primary headaches, provides an overview of genome-wide associated studies in migraine, investigates the ability of endogenous mediators to provoke migraine, explores the effectiveness of aerobic exercise in migraine relief, reviews the role of calcitonin gene-related peptide in the cardiovascular system in order to understand the effect of blockade with monoclonal antibodies in migraineurs, and identifies patterns of cannabis treatment.

Morgan O’Hara, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.N. was involved in the creation of this course.

Article Author:  Nico Sollmann, M.D., et al.

Exam writer: Tiev LaGuire, M.S.

CPEU Course Objectives

1.  Describe how cannabinoids and terpenes influence the activity of one another, resulting in strain-specific characteristics.

2.  Explain the “opioid-sparing effect” of cannabinoids.

3.  Express which molecule, administered before menstruation, postponed migraine attacks.

4.  Identify which nutrient deficiency can increase menstrual migraine attack frequency.

5.  List three phytoestrogens that could have a beneficial effect on migraine.

6.  Name which prostaglandin was unable to evoke migraine-like attacks in patients.

7.  Provide which contraceptive strategy should not be used to reduce headache.

8.  Recognize which two supplements have been shown to have migraine-protective effects by reversible abnormalities in mitochondrial functioning.


CPE Level: II

Learning Codes: 2010, 2050, 2100, 5420

Performance Indicators (RDN): 6.2.5, 8.1.2 , 8.1.5 , 8.2.4

Performance Indicators (NTDR): 6.2.5, 8.1.2 , 8.2.4 , 8.3.6

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