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What's best for a vascular headache?

What's best for a vascular headache?

See a specialist: The best treatment for a headache is to know what type you have. This type of headache can be severe and debilitating. See a headache or orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Please describe a vascular headache?

Please describe a vascular headache?

Vascular headache?: A vascular headache is an outdated definition to describe certain types of headache which were thought to be related to blood vessel dilation or contraction. See your PCP for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How do you describe a vascular headache?

How do you describe a vascular headache?

See below:: Severe pain on one or both sides of the head, upset stomach, and, at times, disturbed vision. People often describe pain as pulsing or throbbing in one area of the head. People become very sensitive to light and sound. They may also become nauseous and vomit. ...Read more

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What makes a headaches a vascular headache?

What makes a headaches a vascular headache?

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a vascular headache?

What are the symptoms of a vascular headache?

Vascular headache: A vascular headache is an outdated definition to describe certain types of headache which were thought to be related to blood vessel dilation or contraction. See your PCP for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How do vasoconstrictors relieve vascular headache?

Several ways: Classic vasoconstrictors have several mechanisms to help. The first is by quieting the release of neuroinflammatory chemicals released from the center causing headaches. The second is by interfering with the dopamine relationship between the headache driver and the vomiting center. The third and probably least important is by vasoconstriction. ...Read more

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What's the best medication for a vascular headache?

What's the best medication for a  vascular headache?

Tryptans: Migraines have also been referred to as vascular headaches. For mild migraines, nsaids such as Ibuprofen can be used. But for more severe headaches, tryptans are the first line immediate treatment. If the migraines are frequent, preventative medications should also be considered. ...Read more

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How do vasoconstrictors help relieve a vascular headache?

How do vasoconstrictors help relieve a vascular headache?

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. ...Read more

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How you diagnose a vascular headache over another kind of headache?

Sometimes difficult: "vascular" headaches are associated with neurologic symptoms, aura, throbbing, unilateral. Tension headache often generalized, worse in pm's, no aura or neurologic sx. Cluster ha tend to be excruciating / lancinating, brief and asssociated with ocular sx. Tension and vascular headache can overlap - more of a spectrum rather than binary division. Response to medications is sometimes helpful. ...Read more

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Are migraines the same thing as a vascular headache?

Are migraines the same thing as a vascular headache?

Vascular headache: A vascular headache is an outdated definition to describe certain types of headache which were thought to be related to blood vessel dilation or contraction. See your PCP for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Lipsius
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Vascular Headache (Definition)

Vascular headache is an old term for certain types of headaches that have now been reclassified. For example, cluster headaches and migraine headaches were ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more