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  • Migraine Heacahes 30 August 2019 | View comments

  • This coming week is Migraine Awareness Week here in the UK, so let’s take a look at migraine headaches.

    A migraine is a severe headache felt as a throbbing pain on one side of the head typically aggravated by physical exertion, and lasting 6-72 hours; they can occur several times in per week, or once every few years. Many people also have symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and increased sensitivity to light or sound; these symptoms may appear before the headache, alongside it; or even without any head pain at all. A migraine is not “just” a severe headache.
    Migraines classically affect 20% of women and 7% of men; usually beginning in early adulthood.

    Migraines usually have a specific trigger, and the key to long-term management is to identify the trigger, and avoiding or mitigating these wherever possible; which is often easier said than done. Medication can also help significantly (usually the triptan group); but prevention is still preferable to cure. Migraines can be extremely delibitating whilst being suffered; though most people tend to find that both the severity and frequency reduces as they age; possibly as a result of identifying and avoiding their individual triggers.
    As with tension and cervicogenic headaches, there is a large overlap with other headache types, so the incidence rate is probably higher than stated here.

     

    You can find out more here:

    www.physio-pedia.com/Migraine_Headache

    www.chiro-trust.org/headaches/is-it-a-migraine-2

    www.migrainetrust.org

    Headache pain distribution, migraine

    Migraine Symptoms and Stages

    Common Triggers for Migraine

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