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what makes a headaches a vascular headache?

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Dr. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Structure involved: Tension headaches involve the muscles over the skull, and they are typically described as constant with "hat-band" like pressure. Vascular/migraine headaches involve the blood vessels in the covering over the brain, but under the skull, and they are typically on one side, throbbing, associated with light/noise intolerance, and nausea/vomiting.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Throbbing headache: By vascular headache I presume you mean a migraine headache with throbbing pain. Migraine is a constellation of features that include the headache, and other motor and sensory symptoms.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Vascular HA: A term used previously to describe headaches resulting from widening of blood vessel in brain that push on brain tissue and cause pain, to include Migraine headaches and Cluster headaches.

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How might my migraine headache be treated?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Several possibilitie: First identifying triggers in the diet or lifestyle are important as that may abort them altogether. I also suggest chinese medicine and acupuncture as I have seen headaches disappear during treatment. There are also medications that can help a great deal when one starts.. So having several options is very helpful!

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