Lifestyle modification counseling is as essential to migraine management as pharmacologic intervention. A recent review in the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine underscores the important role of the primary care physician in offering headache patients behavioral guidance. The authors identify 5 key lifestyle areas, summarized by the mnemonic SEEDS – sleep, exercise, eat, diary, and stress.
The short slide show below is adapted from the review’s Advice to Patients with Migraine: SEEDS for Success. The content is very patient-friendly and may be useful as talking points with your next migraine patient.