Alternate Names : Migraine Without Aura, Vascular Headaches
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:
certain foods and drinks, such as caffeine,
chocolate, or alcohol
or neck injury
hormonal changes in women, especially during menstruation
poor sleep habits