Migraine Headache

A migraine is a type of headache signaled by an intense pulsing or throbbing pain, usually on one side of the head. The condition is diagnosed by its duration (from 4-72 hours if not treated) and the frequency of attacks. Additional symptoms can accompany a migraine such as nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, and dizziness. Migraine headaches can affect any age but in adults, women are three times more likely than men to suffer them. Individuals that suffer from migraines tend to have recurring attacks triggered by factors such as stress, anxiety, hormonal changes, bright or flashing lights, lack of food or sleep, and dietary substances.