Know Few Aspects About Migraine

Know Few Aspects About Migraine

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Know Few Aspects About Migraine

Migraine is one of the commonest forms of primary headache. If a type of headache does not have a secondary pathology or an exogenous cause it is termed primary headache, in other words headache is the primary disease, unlike secondary headache, where headache occurs as a result of some other cause such as infection or brain tumor.

Migraine is a fairly common problem (disease) with approximately 15% or women and 06% of men suffer from the disease. Migraine is in fact second most common form cause of headache. A typical migraine headache generally occurs in one side of the head, which helps to differentiate migraine headache from other types of headache, although it is always not possible. Migraine is generally episodic and the patient of migraine is sensitive to light, sound, movement etc. another important feature of migraine headache is that, headache can be triggered by certain factors such as light, sound, or movement, which are known as “triggers” or “activators”. The “triggers” of migraine help in the diagnosis of the disease pretty accurately even by a layman.

What are the symptoms of migraine?

All the symptoms are not seen in a single migraine patient and the most important symptom is unilateral nature of headache. Another important aspect is triggering of migraine headache by “triggers”. Some of the common symptoms of migraine are given below and percentage of migraine patient having the symptom is given in brackets:

  • Nausea (more than 85%)
  • Photophobia (more than 80%)
  • Lightheadedness (more than 70%)
  • Tenderness on the scalp (approximately 65%)
  • Vomiting (56%)
  • Visual disturbances (36%), vertigo (33%), paresthesia (33%), diarrhea (16%) etc.

During menstrual cycle, women can become very sensitive to sensory and environment stimuli and migraine headache may be easily “triggered”. Light, sound, and movement are common “triggers” although there are several other “triggers” such as excess stress, hormonal fluctuations (as seen among women during menstrual cycles), hunger, lack of sleep, excess sleep, alcohol and other addictive substances.


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