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What Are The Causes Of A Migraine
Who knows: The causes for headaches are too numerous to list, as are the causes for migraines. Some are the same for both, some are not. Generally, migraines are thought to result from altered blood flow in the brain, but what causes that altered flow is unclear. Headaches are often due to muscle tension in the head and neck, but again what causes that tension varies from case to case. ...Read more
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
When to see a doctor: A headache can be a symptom of a serious condition, such as a stroke, meningitis or encephalitis. Go to a hospital emergency room or call 911 or your local emergency number if you're experiencing the worst headache of your life, a sudden, severe headache or a headache accompanied by: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/headache/basics/when-to-see-doctor/sym-20050800 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many Different: There are many different causes for headaches, both known and unknown. Muscle tension or stress headaches are caused by the muscles around the skull tightening. Some headaches are caused by pressure inside the brain or skull. Some are caused by infection or damage to a nerve around the head. Many others are unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clouding of the lens: Cataract is when the natural lens inside the eye becomes cloudy or opaque. Treatment is indicated if it is affecting your ability to see and perform normal activities of daily living. The clouding usually starts in the late 50's and surgery is usually indicated in the late 60's - 70 years of age. Most common is age. Also trauma, inflamation, genetics, steroids, and eye surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Risk factors include: Hypertension, diabetes, high blood fats (especially triglycerides), high homocysteine, cigarette smoking, alcohol abuse, drug abuse (especially sympathomimetic amines, like cocaine, speed), trauma (arterial dissection), arteritis or vasculitis (lupus, etc), vascular malformations (aneurysm, avm), emboli(distant blood clots from heart, or paradoxical like pfo), and genetic such as mthfr mutations. ...Read more
Bacteria: May follow bacterial endocarditis and sepsis with bacteremia and localized distant site or a known aneurysm may become infected by bacteremia or extension to GI tract as aortoenteric fistula usually called mycotic-infected aneurysm any bacteria can be involved staph, and some gram negatives are more common-like e coli several fungi have historically been involved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: What creates a migraine is still not understood, although evidence is pointing to altered blood flow in the brain as the probable culprit. What causes this altered blood flow is even less understood, as many forms of migraine exist, and many many triggers for migraines have been noted. Each person has a different set of triggers and symptoms. This is what makes migraines so difficult to treat. ...Read more
CVA: Stroke is blockage of blood vessels causing secondary death of brain tissue. This can occur due to local thrombosis or distal embolism. The latter might be due to a clot from the heart, the former associated with hypertension, diabetes, high blood fats, homocysteine. Could present with sudden focal weakness of arm and leg, loss of speech or vision, gait imbalance, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
USUALLY congenital: Subarachnoid cysts are usually congenital ('born-with')malformations that arise from the unexplained splitting or tearing of the arachnoid membrane. Arachnoid cysts can also occur secondary to other disorders such as marfan syndrome, arachnoiditis, or agenesis of the corpus callosum. Complications can arise: e.g. Head trauma can cause bleeding in or around the cysts possibly causing symptoms. ...Read more
Bacteria in urethra: Bacteria get into the sterile urinary tract. Sex and vaginal infection can cause this. Lubricate well before sex and urinate after. Always wipe front to back. Treatment: antibiotic x 3 days. Pills x 2 days-they turn pee orange. Drinking too much water can dilute medicine. Undiluted cranberry juice/extract can prevent, don't cure utis. If a UTI is not treated, serious kidney infections can develop. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
UTI: (Lower) UTI (urinary tract infection) occurs from bacterial invasion of the urethra (where urine flows out) and bladder. (Upper) UTI involves the kidneys and ureters (tubes transporting urine down to the bladder). Bacterial contamination is the cause: may occur during defecation wiping), and commonly during sex. Prolonged used of a sanitary napkin also. ...Read more
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