MIGRAINE MANAGEMENT IN PRIMARY CARE

  • Justina Tamošaitytė
  • Vytautas Kasiulevičius
  • Antanas Vaitkus
  • Kristina Ryliškienė
Keywords: migraine, primary health care, treatment

Abstract

Migraine is a chronic neurological illness expressed through intense headache attacks that impact patients’ personal, social and professional live. However, the state also bears the financial burden of migraine. Basic diagnosis of migraine, attack and initial prophylactic treatment should start with the primary care, as the disease is common, does not require additional instrumental and laboratory investigation, and treatment of uncomplicated forms is standardized. Therefore, there is a desire to encourage family practitioners to independently manage uncomplicated migraines. This article discusses migraine classification and diagnosing, attack management, prevention, and indications for a referral to a neurologist.

Author Biographies

Justina Tamošaitytė

Vilnius University Faculty of Medicine

Vytautas Kasiulevičius

Vilnius University Faculty of Medicine Institute of Clinical Medicine Clinic of Family Medicine 

Antanas Vaitkus

LSMU Medical Academy Faculty of Medicine Neurology Department, Kaunas, Lithuania

Kristina Ryliškienė

Vilnius University Faculty of Medicine Clinic of Neorology

Published
2020-06-21
Section
Practitioner studies