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A migraine is a complex disorder which causes severe pain or throbbing sensation usually on just one-half of the head. Migraine progresses through four stages that include prodroma, aura, headache and postdrome. Migraine is of two types that include a common migraine and classic migraine. A common migraine is more prevalent than a classic migraine.
A common migraine is also known as a migraine without aura, which means a migraine without any early symptoms. A classic migraine is also known as a migraine with aura, which means a migraine with early symptoms.
Worldwide, nearly 15% of the people are affected by migraines. In most of the cases, migraines start at adolescence and get worse with increasing age. Women are more prone than men to have migraines.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
The signs and symptoms vary for different types of migraines.
The following are the signs and symptoms of a common migraine:
The following are the signs and symptoms of classic migraines:
The exact cause of a migraine is not known, but it is said that release of certain chemicals and inflammatory substances affects nerve signals and blood vessels in the brain causing pulsations to be painful. Other causes of a migraine are as follows:
The following are the factors that may increase the risk of developing migraine:
The following are the complications of a migraine:
The following are the diagnostic tests for migraine:
Thefollowing are the treatment options for migraine:
The following are few tips to prevent migraine:
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