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how do vasoconstrictors help relieve a vascular headache?

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Dr. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Decrease pull: The theory behind vascular or migraine headaches is that the blood vessels in the covering of the brain (meninges) are dilated and pull on it, causing pain. The vasoconstrictors reduce this.

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