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What causes migran headaches?

What causes migran headaches?

One more trigger: Hormonal changes in your cycle can also trigger migraines in women. ...Read more

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What causes migranes?

What causes migranes?

Migraines are caused: by neurogenic inflammation in the trigeminal-innervated pial arterioles due to a genetic brainstem abnormality. That should clue you in that your question can't be simply answered in 400 characters. Look at the website of the American Headache Society. ...Read more

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What causes migraine headaches?

What causes migraine headaches?

Ocular migraines!: 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. ...Read more

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What causes migraine headaches?

What causes migraine headaches?

Numerous causes: There are several causes for migraine headaches. See PCP. IF HE CANNOT find the cause then we look at environmental hormonal and nutritional deficiencies. Visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn how we treat the underlying causes ...Read more

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What causes migraine?

What causes migraine?

Migraine cause: Over the years, many theories on the pathophysiology of migraine have been postulated but the exact cause of migraine is still controversial. Migraine pathogenesis involves an interrelationship between neuronal and vascular components. ...Read more

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What causes migraines?

What causes migraines?

Blood flow changes?: The actual cause of migraine headaches is not known. The vascular theory says that changes in the size of blood vessels leading to the brain causes changes in blood flow, with increased flow causing pain. The neurovascular theory says changes in brain signals and brain activity cause blood vessels to change sizes, resulting in pain from increases in blood flow. Additional theories also exist. ...Read more

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What causes migraines?

What causes migraines?

CAUSE and TRIGGERS: Migraines may be caused by changes in the brain/ trigeminal nerve=pain pathway. Serotonin (a brain chemical) imbalance may also play a role as serotonin levels drop during attacks. Many known triggers are noted: alcohol, cheeses, chocolate, msg, salty foods, 'diet sodas', 'skipping meals', 'lack of sleep', pms-homones, stress, strong odors, bright lights, physical exertion... Just to name a few. ...Read more

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What causes headaches?

What causes headaches?

Varies: If due to brain tumor or hydrocephalus, cause is increased intracranial pressure. If due to migraine or medication reactions, this is likely affecting brain glutamate which triggers hypersensitivity to stimuli and a headache. Stress may cause a tension headache, but jaw problems may also trigger. Some foods, like nitrites, msg, red wines, pickled herring can trigger migraine. ...Read more

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What causes headaches?

What causes headaches?

Family practice : Migraine, stress/ tension, sinus pressure, changes in vision, vasculitis, high blood pressure, cerebral aneurysm , and possibly a tumor mass. Persistent ha's should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes headaches?

What causes headaches?

Many things: See a physician for a differential diagnosis. Could be anything from high blood pressure to sleep disorders. Best to find the source for treatment. ...Read more

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What causes headaches?

What causes headaches?

Many Causes: There are many causes of headaches ranging from contraction of muscles to migraine or vascular headaches. ...Read more

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What causes cluster headaches?

What causes cluster headaches?

Unknown: No one really knows the cause but it is much more common in men where most heaches have a female proponderance the typical patient is a tall thin man who smokes! ...Read more

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What causes cluster headaches?

What causes cluster headaches?

Exact cause unknown: In some cases, there is a strong genetic component, but this is not consistent. Histamine is thought to play a role; injection of histamine provokes attacks in 69% of patients. Stress, allergens, seasonal changes, or nitroglycerin may trigger attacks. Risk factors include: male sex, cigarette smoking, and previous head trauma. ...Read more

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What causes severe migrane?

What causes severe migrane?

See below: Migraines may be caused by changes in the brainstem and its interactions with the trigeminal nerve, a major pain pathway. Imbalances in brain chemicals, including serotonin — which regulates pain— also may be involved. Serotonin levels drop during migraine attacks. This may trigger your trigeminal system to release of neuropeptides, which travel to your brain's covering causing headache. ...Read more

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What cause migraines?

What cause migraines?

Many Factors : Heredity is a big one. Being female is another. Certain foods that are fermented such as wine, pickled foods, chocolate and caffeine can trigger migraine. Even weather changes can trigger. In women, hormonal changes during the normal menstrual cycle or menopause can trigger. Neck injuries also can trigger. Basically any change in your environment even getting too little or too much sleep , also.L. ...Read more

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What causes occipital headache?

What causes occipital headache?

Several reasons: There are several reasons behind the occurrence of head pains ranging from genetics, muscle contractions, stress, sleep disorders, teeth grinding, trauma, and different medical illness. Occipital headache is a term used to describe headaches which start (or are referred from) in the occiput (base of the head) area. ...Read more

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What causes temple headaches?

What causes temple headaches?

Possible muscle pain: Temporal headaches at your age are generally due to knots in the temporalis muscle. Put your fingers where you feel the headache and bite your teeth together. If your fingers move (muscle) then you need to find out why the muscles have knots. It is probably a problem with the bite/joints/muscles and how these function. See your dentist for help or a referral. ...Read more

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What causes pulsating headaches?

What causes pulsating headaches?

See a doctor: You may be suffering from migraines. See your doctor who can help determine if that is the cause and can treat you. ...Read more

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Headaches, what causes them?

Headaches, what causes them?

Term paper question?: Until a couple of centuries ago, people thought that evil humors in the head caused headaches & trepanation (drilling holes in the sufferer's head) was the cure. Moral: "Ancient wisdom" is a false concept. NEVER trust "ancient wisdom" or practices. They're bogus. Check out the website of the American Headache Society for more information on headaches than you ever thought existed. ...Read more

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What causes one-sided headaches?

What causes one-sided headaches?

Probable migraine: See a neurologist. He/ she may be able to help you if u are hurting that much. ...Read more