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I am having frequent vascular headache. My neck is also painful. Any massage therapy?

I am having frequent vascular headache. My neck is also painful. Any massage therapy?

See a neurologist: If you have frequent vascular headaches, they should be investigated and can usually be prevented by medications. ...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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What is the treatment for vascular headache?

What is the treatment for 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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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?

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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What's better for a vascular headache? Codeine or coffee

What's better for a vascular headache? Codeine or coffee

Vascular : Vascular headache? For migraine caffeine would better. Opioids aren't advised for ha. Try Aleve next. Then eccedrin if needed (contains aspirin, caffeine and acetaminophen). Nsaids however have risks like increased risk for bleeding & even increased risk for cardiovascular events. See your pcp about starting a prescription triptan medication, like imitrex (sumatriptan). And beware of medication overuse ha. ...Read more

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How do vasoconstrictors relieve vascular headache?

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?

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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What is the definition or description of: Vascular headache?

What is the definition or description of: Vascular headache?

Vascular headache: Vascular headache = head pain due to abnormal function of brain's blood vessels. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a tension headache and a vascular headache?

What is the difference between a tension headache and 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. Tension headache is a primary headache and many patients feel as if they were wearing a tight hat or having their heads in a vice. See your PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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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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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 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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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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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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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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I have vascular headaches. What can I do to get relief?

I have vascular headaches. What can I do to get relief?

Tryptans: Tryptans, such as imitrex, (sumatriptan) are the first line immediate treatment for moderate to severe vascular headaches. If they occur often, a preventive medication should be considered. ...Read more

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What are some natural vasodilators or things i can do to prevent vascular headaches?

What are some natural vasodilators or things i can do to prevent vascular headaches?

No vasodilator: Vascular headaches result from vasodilation . Medications used to treat migraine headaches constrict blood vessels or block (beta) adrenergic (vasodilating) substances. Alternative medicine approaches include the use of omega 3 fish oil, feverfew, co-enzyme q10 and melatonin. Massage therapy, aromatherapy, acupuncture and acupressure have also been used. Feverfew has scientific support. ...Read more

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I have vascular headaches. Pls help me treat at home?

I have vascular headaches. Pls help me treat at home?

Not possible!!: You should have the cause verified. The only thing i can suggest is to keep a headache diary to find out what trigger factors exist and avoid them! ...Read more

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Vascular headache ---worry about aneurysm?

Vascular headache ---worry about aneurysm?

May be: All headaches are not due to aneurysms , if your doctor suspects it is, he will order tests including mra to rule out. ...Read more

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Are there any home treatments or natural cures for chronic headaches (vs. Over-the-counter meds)?

Are there any home treatments or natural cures for chronic headaches (vs. Over-the-counter meds)?

Headache prevention: For frequent migraine headaches, magensium and butterbur have been shown to prevent headaches. For tension headaches, neck stretching and realted physical therapy has been shown to prevent headaches. What kind of headache do you have? That may be important. Some kinds don't responds to these treatments. ...Read more

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I'm a teenager & I traveled extensively throughout the world. The past 6 months I've had a rash. Over the counter treatment doesn't work. What now?

I'm a teenager & I traveled extensively throughout the world. The past 6 months I've had a rash. Over the counter treatment doesn't work. What now?

Rash: Rashes are very difficult to diagnose without some visuals, at least in pictures if not in person. I would recommend seeing a dermatologist. Alternatively, you can try Healthtap Prime and upload some photos. ...Read more

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Is there a over-the-counter treatment for ringworm so I don't have to pay my doctor for a rx?

Is there a over-the-counter treatment for ringworm so I don't have to pay my doctor for a rx?

Lamisil, (terbinafine) etc: There are many different antifungal creams available including lotrimin, mica tin, lamisil, (terbinafine) undecalynic acid. These all work but different strains of fungus may respond better to one rather than another. Unfortunately you can tell in advance which will wor best. If it is feet, body or groin treat whole area for a minimum of 2 weeks. For resistant cases you may need prescription meds. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Lipsius
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Vascular Headache (Definition)

Vascular headache = head pain due to abnormal function ...Read more


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Vascular (Definition)

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