What is a Migraine?

Migraine headaches are sometimes preceded by warning symptoms. Triggers include hormonal changes, certain foods and drinks, stress, and exercise. Migraine headaches can cause throbbing in one particular area that can vary in intensity. Nausea and sensitivity to light and sound are also common symptoms. There are two major types of migraines: with aura (visual disturbances) and without aura (common migraine, no visual disturbances). Other types of migraines include migraine without headache, migraine with brainstem aura, hemiplegic migraine, retinal migraine, and chronic migraine Preventive and pain-relieving medications can help manage migraine headaches.

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