'Brain freeze' study seeks migraine treatment
Dr. Manny Alvarez weighs in
- Duration 4:03
- Date Apr 24, 2012
Dr. Manny Alvarez weighs in
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Manny is fifteen now he's in with the new study -- -- a shot -- him.
And what causes brain freeze that painful feeling you can get when you eat something called like ice -- -- it reenactment a red banners that -- What they discovered it could one -- help treat migraine headaches and so that's my doctor many decide to buy a frosty you.
Share with us -- The new study EOK -- -- while but he why does that happen I.
Just dilated my cerebral and had generated total artery.
If -- is this is a very interest and say if somebody would act would have asked me.
What causes the brain freeze solid so well you know.
You -- cold blood rushing into the brain gives you pay and makes -- disable that app.
A little bit.
It will be the best explanation but now signed does that really looked -- -- and the significance of the state even though people say well you know what's the big deal of the state.
It you know what what they did is they gave its -- things like this to them you know college kids.
And when they got the brain freeze they'd get a doppler study of the vessels of the brain one in particular which is the -- -- -- evil watery.
And they sold significant base of dilation -- -- is -- right because what happens is when we take something coal.
It really cools down the blood supply to the brain and the brain has is -- at the very protective mechanism that could get a pizza Miami.
Miami Beach and -- on -- so we need only authorized immediately in -- blood -- kind of cool the -- to warm the brain out.
But in that the sequence of course this expansion of the vessels there's increased pressure and he gives you the tremendous pain.
Whitman a second there is any danger associated with that -- it for example you had.
Hot -- -- to your head I think we don't have a different reaction -- hit.
So those guys told physiological assault good it's painful but it's -- -- it.
But the big ticket item is that a lot of patience -- migraines suffered from a lot of brain freezes.
So that they analysis here is that perhaps by learning the fact that.
This is that they so dilation -- -- type about normality.
We can then design drugs for migraine patients.
In order to control bad blood flow more effectively so that we minimize the kind of the onset of the longevity of migraines so I think that is.
Is the exact same thing happening with the headache when you got headache it's not exactly that same rush of a pain.
Necessarily that you get well I mean look at the same thing as -- physiologically and.
There's a lot of different kinds of -- -- that's tension headaches that would probably more about the migraine headaches because migraine headaches have always been.
Sort of vascular -- nature you know and these some for some patience they have an -- Prisons the if you look at some patients they they get a lot of relief when they take a couple of happy couple aspirins and a couple coffee not coffee has caffeine.
-- -- -- caffeine as a base of -- so what happens is it does seem too worried that the mechanics are indeed there.
That the -- -- dilation invasive constriction in some patients with chronic migraines is now working well and and therefore you know better drugs need to be manufactured.
And has -- things that add that -- that they do with the temperature.
-- when your time that I carry designated them wondering if there's a tie between when you have a bad heady dreams -- been warm with caffeine vs drinking something cold with caffeine.
What what what I wouldn't I wouldn't -- drink anything call with caffeine because -- it's kind of defeats the whole purpose so you want things warm warm liquid I think it's much better.
What what still is on the table is how -- you predict patients are gonna get that abnormality I -- I -- I can predict that I'm gonna get a brain freeze divide by and I drink get and I dragged as someone again.
But if I don't do -- that it's okay.
In migraine patient who still have to find ways to predict that abnormality but at least we getting closer to the mechanics.
Of how to effectively treat -- So for our viewers my -- by the time you then.
Dilate and hassle -- has had a good run in -- what is it what is it get alarmist let's just say got a brain freeze analysts say is they might.
My cerebral artery has just -- It's just that suck it work for it but c'mon it's very it's a very sexy I'm just getting -- -- -- -- my proxy document thank -- for and I welcome drug among them and get enough that he -- -- -- John please please do I'm just happy -- still getting you know you name me.