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What are Abdominal Migraines?

Abdominal migraines are a common cause of chronic and recurrent abdominal pain in children. It is characterised by moderate to severe abdominal pain. The pain can be localized to the midline or around the belly button for some. For others, the pain may be diffuse and migratory.

Are Abdominal Migraines an Official Diagnosis?

Yes.
Since 2004, they have been officially classified by the International Classification of Headache Disorders. They are also recognized in the Rome III criteria for functional gastrointestinal disorders.

Who Suffers Most?

Abdominal Migraines are most common in children aged 5-9. Most patients have a personal or family history of migraine.

What are the Main Symptoms?

Abdominal Migraines are most common in children aged 5-9. Most patients have a personal or family history of migraine.

What are the Main Symptoms?

Abdominal Migraines are most common in children aged 5-9. Most patients have a personal or family history of migraine.

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About the Author - Dr. Johann de Chickera

Dr. Johann de Chickera is a naturopath at Absolute Health and Wellness in Paris Ontario

Dr. Johann is a licensed naturopathic doctor and co-owner of Absolute Health and Wellness. He completed his 4-year degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). His clinical focus lies in chronic disease, such as those related to the Gastrointestinal, Endocrine, and Immune Systems.

His approach to medicine relies on working with the patient to come up with a feasible, multi-factorial approach that addresses all complaints at once. He employs a strong background in diagnostic medicine and human physiology and pathology to diagnose and treat. His treatment involve a combination of nutritional counselling, botanical medicine, eastern medicine (acupuncture), nutraceutical supplementation and hands on physical medicine.

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