About Migraines

by Staff on June 18, 2011

A migraine is a primary neurobiological disorder; resulting from dysfunction of the trigeminovascular system is a medical definition of a migraine. Most people think a migraine is just a headache. That is unless you have lived with someone who has migraines or have known someone who has migraines and is a close friend. Migraines are real and are very painful and usually debilitating to the individual who has migraines. So what does the migraine sufferer experience when having an episode of headaches? Migraine isn’t just any headache. It’s a severe throbbing pain that can keep you
home from work, disrupt your family life and leave you with significant disability. Migraines are very common. Migraines
affect 28 million people. More women are affected than men. They are severe vascular headaches with sensitivity to light,
touch and maybe blurred vision. There may be vomiting, nausea, and/or diarrhea. Usually there are triggers that start
the migraine headache.

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