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General enquiries:
+44 (0)207 935 4444
Book an appointment:
+44 (0)207 616 7693
Self-pay enquiry:
+44 (0)203 219 3315

Lifestyle advice: reducing migraines by avoiding triggers

Migraines are quite often triggered by specific factors in food and drink, or from behaviour. We recommend that patients steer clear of coffee and other caffeinated drinks, and reduce their alcohol intake. Eating a healthy diet, taking regular exercise and making sure you get enough sleep so that you aren’t over-tired are also important.

Find out more about our in-house Nutrition and Lifestyle advice services.

Drug treatment for acute migraine

Twenty years ago, acute migraine was treated with ergotamines, which had terrible side effects and dangers. The modern group of triptan drugs have now revolutionised acute migraine treatment. These are effective and safe, and have relatively few adverse effects.

Preventive treatment for chronic migraine

Chronic migraine can have a devastating impact on quality of life. Although more effective preventive treatments are now available, these need to be taken over a long period, sometimes indefinitely, to keep the migraines under control. Patients can have problems tolerating some drugs so we start at the lowest dose possible and increase slowly over time until we can see a reduction in migraine frequency.

Many different drug treatments are available as preventative therapy in chronic migraine, so it is usually possible to find a regime that suits most patients.

mEDICAL aDMISSIONS

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Facilitating acute admissions into The London Clinic whilst maintaining the highest levels of safety and care, supported by a consultant on-call rota.

Concierge service

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We can support our patients with travel, hotel accommodation, London tours, plus theatre and restaurant reservations.

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Main numbers

General enquiries: 020 7935 4444 Appointments: 020 7616 7693 Self-Pay: 020 3219 3315

Other numbers

Concierge service: 020 3219 3323International office: 020 3 219 3266Invoice and payment enquiries: 020 7616 7708

Your call may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.

Medical service numbers

Breast services appointments: 020 7616 7653 Diagnostics appointments: 020 7616 7653 Endoscopy appointments: 020 7616 7760 Eye centre appointments: 020 7616 7768 Haematology appointments: 020 7535 5503 Kidney services appointments: 020 7224 5234 Liver services appointments: 020 7616 7719 Physiotherapy appointments: 020 7616 7651 Radiology appointments: 020 7616 7653

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