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Ghasami K, Asghari A, Naranji F, Moshfeghi K, Eshrati B. The effect of using iron tablets on decreasing vascular headaches in women at productive age. J Arak Uni Med Sci 2010; 12 (4) :86-91
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Background: Tension headaches are the most basic reasons for referring to physicians throughout the world. Iron anemia, on the other hand, is the most common type of anemia among women who are in productive age in the world. This study was done to investigate the relationship between vascular headaches and iron anemia and to see the effect of iron tablets administration on the treatment of these headaches in women who are in productive age. Materials and Methods: In this quasi-control study, 50 women in reproductive age who had iron anemia and vascular headaches, referring to the neurologic clinic of Vali-asr Hospital in Arak, were selected and treated with ferrous sulfate tablets for three months. For verifying the treatment, patients' hemoglobin was monitored after one month, and in case of any significant increases in this value, the patients discontinued participating in the study. The number of headache attacks and the number of analgesics used before, through and three months after beginning the administration of ferrous sulfate were noted for all of the patients. Results: The mean number of the headache attacks one month before treatment, during the treatment and three month after the treatment were 19.6±28 , 14.2±11.2 , 13.3±11.8, respectively (p=0.0001) . In addition, the mean number of used analgesics before the treatment, through the treatment and three month after the treatment were 30.1±14.1, 14.3±11.2, 13.1±16.1, respectively (p=0.0001). Conclusion: It seems that using iron tablets can be useful in treatment of vascular headaches.
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