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Migraines are described as a throbbing headache, usually located on one side of the head. This is accompanied by sensitivity to light/sounds & possible nausea. This combo usually prevents anyone experiencing it to delay daily activities. About 40 million American have migraines that usually start during adolescence or early 20’s. 70% of those affected with migraines are women.





Types of Migraines



























Although there is no cure for migraines, there is medication that can be used to prevent or even help with the pain. Most migraines don’t cause lasting harm but there’s a rare case that you can get a migrainous infarction or hemiplegic migraine. A migrainous infarction is having a stoke as well as the migraine at the same time. A hemiplegic migraine can sometimes lead to a coma or other serious complications. If your headache doesn’t go away or its comes out of nowhere very intense, you should visit a doctor.



What Causes Migraines?


Even though migraines aren’t understood to the fullest, genetics and environments play an important role. There is a decent amount of migraine triggers and they are:












Family history ties in with risks of migraines. If you have a family member that experiences migraines, then you will most likely have a chance of developing them as well. Migraines can start at any age though the usually peak around your 30’s and can decrease in severity in the decades to follow. Sex wise, women are three times more likely than men to have migraines. Experiencing migraines during menstruation sometimes have headaches that begin before or afterward. Migraines usually improve after menopause.


Treating Migraines