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This week on MD for Moms, I interview neurologist Dr. Lauren Natbony about migraine, an incredibly common and potentially debilitating illness. Despite having learned about migraines in medical school, I was surprised while researching for this show to read that migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world and impacts nearly 20% of American women and 10% of American children.
Dr. Natbony explains how being a woman disproportionally increases the risk for migraine and how times of hormonal flux, such as premenstrually, during pregnancy and postpartum can impact the frequency and severity of migraines. She also reviews the impact of oral contraception on migraine and the role for lifestyle modification in controlling migraine. We explore mainstay treatments as well as new and cutting edge treatment modalities for addressing migraine.
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Learn more about my guest, Dr. Lauren Natbony:
Lauren R. Natbony, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, specializing in pediatric and adult headache medicine and interventional procedures for the treatment of headaches. She is also the program director for the headache medicine fellowship at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Natbony received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her medical degree from the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, completing an internship in Internal Medicine and a residency in Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a Fellowship in Headache Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine. Dr. Natbony is trained in botulinum toxin injections for migraine, nerve blocks and trigger point injections and has received advanced training in medical acupuncture at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Natbony is board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry and in Headache Medicine by the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Headache Society, the International Headache Society and the Headache Cooperative of New England.