migraine headaches

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<b>Migraine headaches is also known as <a href="#topics/Migraine">Migraine</a></b>. Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They can last several hours.
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Who gets migraine headaches?

Anyone

Almost anyone can get them. Women more often than males. While there are many causes, they are associated with prior orthodontic treatments. Medical and dental evaluation are indicated
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Dr. Michael L. Ham answered:

What causes migraine headaches?

Ocular migraines!

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Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes.
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How are migraine headaches treated?

Various ways

Some respond just to rest in a quiet place, other also with addition of ice to the head in various spots, some with pressure applied to the temples, gently to closed eyes, or to several spots in this back of the neck or head. Some to gentle pulling of the hair. Others need medication. Taking 3 excedrine when you know you are getting the migraine might abort it. Others need Tryptans.
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Dr. Jay Park answered:

Can children get migraine headaches?

Yes

Prevalence of migraine is 2.5% under the age of 7, 5% from age 7 to puberty, and 10% in postpubertal girls. Migraine without aura is twice more common than the one with aura in school-age children.
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what can one do for migraine headaches ?

See dr.

Most headaches not serious. However, First your doctor will determine what type of headache you have. Headaches have many causes I suggest you see your physician and discuss a plan to determine the cause. Your doctor might order imaging of brain and optic nerve exam to rule out serious conditions.
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Can tinnitus trigger migraine headaches?

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Dr. Jason J. Hall answered:

What can be done for migraine headaches?

Proper diagnosis

Having a migraine correctly diagnosed by a neurologist is the key to successful treatment. Medications are the first line treatment, and there are many for your neurologist to choose from. Botox shots is specific trigger points is helpful in some migraineurs, and if this is effective, surgical nerve decompression may offer a permanent solution to the headaches. See a neurologist first, though
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Dr. Jason J. Hall answered:

What can be done for migraine headaches?

Proper diagnosis

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A consultation with a board-certified neurologist and a proper diagnosis of migraines is the key to finding the best treatment for you. Medication helps for some patients, while others require nerve decompression surgery (done by plastic surgeons with training in this field) to cure them of migraines.
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Can astigmatism cause migraine headaches?

Not Typically

Headaches can be associated with astigmatism. Migraines are not commonly associated with astigmatism
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Dr. Alan H. Ali answered:

Can marijuana help my migraine headaches?

Marijuana

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Once headaches are relieved, dependency on marijuana ensues.
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