Jochon D. Dobbins
The Academy of Health Care Professions
Abstract The word migraine is a Greek word which means “half of head”. It is thought that people who suffer from Migraines usually experience pain on one side of their head. There are several signs or symptoms that are usually associated with migraines. Here are some examples. * Tiredness * Sensitivity to light * Nausea or vomiting * Sensitivity to certain smells * Reaction to eating certain types of foods
There is no cure for a migraine. However, there are several different types of methods used to treat and diagnosis a migraine. The following pages will discuss these methods as well as go in to more detail about symptoms.
Key words: causes for migraines, treatment or alternative methods to treat migraines, migraine triggers Ever wonder what causes a migraine and how a migraine is treated? In order to find out what causes them you have to know the meaning or definition of the word. The American Heritage Medical Dictionary defines a migraine as a severe recurring headache usually affecting only one side of the head, characterized by sharp pain often, accompanied by nausea vomiting and visual disturbance. Just about everyone suffers from or has had a headache at one point and time in their life. But a migraine is not just a headache. It is an extremely debilitating collection of neurological symptoms that usually includes a severe recurring intense throbbing pain on one side of the head. An attack usually lasts betewwn 4 and 72 hours and is often accompanied by one or more of the following: Visual disturbances. Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, extreme sensitivity to sound, light, touch and smell, and tingling or numbness in the extremities or face.
Migraine is a syndrome, a collection of symptoms which arise from a common cause. A syndrome may occur in a complete form, with all of the typical symptoms, in a less complete form, with
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