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Migraine is a neurological disorder causing severe throbbing pain on one side of the head, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Headaches are common pains in the head caused by stress, poor sleep, dehydration, caffeine withdrawal, and underlying medical conditions.

Causes of Migraine and Headache

Headaches are a common symptom that can be caused by a variety of factors. Some of the most common causes of headaches include:

  • Stress: Stress is a major trigger for headaches. When you are stressed, your body releases hormones that can cause blood vessels to constrict and muscles to tense, which can lead to headaches.
  • Poor sleep: Not getting enough sleep or having an irregular sleep schedule can also trigger headaches.
  • Dehydration: Dehydration can cause headaches because it can lead to a decrease in blood volume, which can make it harder for your brain to get the oxygen it needs.
  • Caffeine withdrawal: If you are a regular caffeine consumer, suddenly stopping your intake can trigger a headache.
  • Medications: Some medications, such as over-the-counter pain relievers, can cause headaches if they are taken too often or in too high of a dose.

Symptoms of Migraine and Headache

Symptoms of headaches can vary depending on the type of headache. Some common symptoms of headaches include:

  • Pain: Headaches can cause a variety of types of pain, including throbbing, aching, or sharp pain.
  • Nausea: Nausea is a common symptom of migraines.
  • Vomiting: Vomiting can also occur with migraines.
  • Sensitivity to light and sound: People with migraines are often sensitive to light and sound, which can make the headache worse.
  • Vision changes: Some people with migraines experience vision changes, such as flashing lights or blind spots.

Diagnosis of Migraine and Headache

There is no single test to diagnose headaches. Your doctor will likely diagnose your headache based on your symptoms, medical history, and a physical exam. In some cases, your doctor may order additional tests, such as an MRI or CT scan, to rule out other possible causes of your headache.

Treatment of Migraine and Headache

Treatment for headaches depends on the type of headache you have. Some common treatments for headaches include:

  • Over-the-counter pain relievers: Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, can be helpful for relieving mild to moderate headache pain.
  • Prescription medications: There are a number of prescription medications that can be used to treat headaches, including migraine medications, tricyclic antidepressants, and anti-seizure medications.
  • Lifestyle changes: Some lifestyle changes, such as managing stress, getting enough sleep, and staying hydrated, can help to prevent headaches.

At CMC our team of experienced specialists offers a comprehensive approach of Migraine and Headaches with expert diagnosis, individualized treatment, and long-term care.

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