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What are the cause for a migraine?

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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


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What are the causes of getting migraine. His frequently is acceptable?

What are the causes of getting migraine.  His frequently is acceptable?

Not known: There is a genetic predisposition for migraines. There are predisposing factors which make a person prone to suffer migraines more likely to have one; these include stress, fatigue dehydration. Certain strong sensory stimulus, like flashing lights,f can trigger a migraine. For more info see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ ...Read more

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What are the causes of my migraine? They last several minutes. I also almost threw up. What's the cause of this?

What are the causes of my migraine? They last several minutes. I also almost threw up. What's the cause of this?

Migraine triggers: A variety of external and internal factors can trigger a migraine attack. In approximately 10% of migraineurs, food can trigger an attack. These triggers include vasoactive substances such as cheese, alcohol (particularly red wine), chocolate, foods containing monosodium glutamate (msg), nitrates, or tyramine, and aspartame, a sugar substitute used in equal. Rec. See an orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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What are the causes for eye migraine?

What are the causes for eye migraine?

Unknown: If by eye migraine you mean a pain behind the eye which is usually part of migraine even when occurs in isolation, the cause is unknown just as in typical migraine. Only some triggers are known which also differ in patients. ...Read more

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What illnesses would cause a severe migraine, bad cough, sore throat and body aches?

What illnesses would cause a severe migraine, bad cough, sore throat and body aches?

Viral: A sinus infection can cause all of the symptoms except for body aches but a viral infection (cold, flu) can trigger all of the above. ...Read more

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What could be causing headaches and migraines almost everyday? I'm 27 years old and don't smoke, drink alcohol or drink coffee.

What could be causing headaches and migraines almost everyday? I'm 27 years old and don't smoke, drink alcohol or drink coffee.

Neurology Evaluation: There are many potential causes for the headache symptoms you are describing. Without a thorough examination and possibly other testing, the cause cannot be determined. The best specialist to evaluate this kind of symptom profile would be a neurologist. ...Read more

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What is the cause of migraine?

What is the cause of migraine?

Response to stress: Migraine is the way the body reacts to a stress state. It is a familial trait that is very common. Often triggered by the onset of puberty or by head injury or allergic reactions. Hormone sensitive in women, occasion triggers include certain foods and wine. Life long risk but manageable. ...Read more

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What could cause hypoglycemia and a migraine atthe same time?

What could cause hypoglycemia and a migraine atthe same time?

Not Eating: Hypoglycemia means low blood glucose (sugar). It happens when you have not eaten for awhile or in diabetics who have taken too much insulin. Food gives your body energy. Energy comes from glucose in food. When you haven't eaten, your glucose levels drop & you no longer have energy for your body to work properly. Your brain always needs glucose to function & you can get migraines if do not have it. ...Read more

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What could causes clumsiness after a migraine?

Brain ischemia: During severe migraine there can be decreased blood to the brain. This can effect balance centers. Vertigo and nausea are common. Slow recovery of equilibrium may take a couple days. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A migraine is a type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain. It also usually causes light sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. Migraines can ...Read more