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Dr. Bruce Lipsius
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Vascular Headache (Overview)

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


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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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Dr. Bruce Lipsius
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Vascular Headache (Overview)

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


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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Vascular headache: A vascular headache is an outdated definition to describe certain types of headache which were thought to be related to blood vessel dilation or contraction.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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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
Once
Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
Once
Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
Daily
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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 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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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Identify events that trigger headaches
60 Min, Hourly for 4 Weeks
See your doctor and bring a diary of when headaches occurred
Once
Watch for food reactions
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
See a dentist about your headaches
Once
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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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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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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?

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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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


Dr. Sewa Legha
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Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more