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Headaches and Migraines

Headaches and Migraines
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Cluster Headaches
Cluster headaches occur in groups, or clusters, and individual attacks last one to three hours on average. They may occur every other day—or several times a day.

Common Discomforts During Pregnancy
Nausea and vomiting are common in the first trimester, as is fatigue. Other common discomforts are hemorrhoids and heartburn.

Diagnosis and Treatment for Migraines
To help diagnose a migraine, your doctor may ask you when your headaches occur, how long they last, and what they feel like.

Headache
Headaches vary greatly in terms of pain location, pain intensity, and how frequently they occur.

How a Migraine Happens
One theory says that migraine pain occurs because of waves of activity by groups of excitable brain cells, which trigger chemicals, such as serotonin to constrict blood vessels.

Migraine Headaches
A migraine headache is unique among headaches because it includes symptoms other than pain. Nausea and vomiting, lightheadedness, and sensitivity to light are common with a migraine.

Tension Headaches
Tension headaches are typically a steady ache, rather than a throbbing one, and affect both sides of the head. Stress or muscle tension is often the cause.


 

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