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      Category : Health Centers > Headache


Alternate Names : Migraine Without Aura, Vascular Headaches

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

A migraine is a moderate to severe headache affecting one or both sides of the head.

What is going on in the body?

Migraines are believed to be caused by changes in the blood flow in the vessels of the head. Changes in blood flow to different areas of the brain can produce a variety of symptoms.

What are the causes and risks of the condition?

The tendency for migraine headaches is probably inherited. Other factors that put a person at risk for migraines include:

  • bright lights
  • certain foods and drinks, such as caffeine, chocolate, or alcohol
  • head injury or neck injury
  • hormonal changes in women, especially during menstruation
  • stress
  • poor sleep habits
  • weather changes


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    Migraine: Symptoms & Signs

    Author: Michael Curiel, MD
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 07/05/01

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