Hemicrania is a chronic neurological problem featuring recurring, moderate to severe headaches. These headaches are generally unilateral (affecting only one side of the head) with a pulsing sensation, with duration varying from 2 to 72 hours. It is believed that hemicrania headaches derive from a mix of factors. In two thirds of cases they have a family relationship. Fluctuations of hormone levels can also play a role in this problem. There is a slight weighting towards boys rather than girls before puberty, but in adults hemicranial headaches are more common in women, 2 to 3 times more than men. Hemicrania is considered to be a neurovascular disorder. The most accepted theory is related to the greater excitability of the cerebral cortex and abnormal control of pain neurons in the trigeminal nucleus complex of the brain stem.
The elevated content of Arginine, combined with ibuprofen, is effective in the treatment of pain in patients with hemicrania, enabling accelerated absorption of ibuprofen in the gut, involving an active transport system towards the stomach walls. Before undergoing treatment it is always appropriate to consult a specialist, so that together you can decide on the timescales and methods.
The use of arginine is contraindicated for persons who frequently experience outbreaks of herpes virus. The L-arginine amino acid can reactivate episodes of that strain of virus.