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What makes a headaches a vascular headache?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Alvin Stein
Pain Management
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In brief: Throbbing
A throbbing with the headache is coming from the puls and heart beat getting thru a vssel that had gone into spasm or fatigued from long standing spasm and causes the throb.
It is usually part of a migraine headache. Migraines are imbalanced neurotransmitters, visit www.Neurosciencemyths for info and to find doctor to help.

In brief: Throbbing
A throbbing with the headache is coming from the puls and heart beat getting thru a vssel that had gone into spasm or fatigued from long standing spasm and causes the throb.
It is usually part of a migraine headache. Migraines are imbalanced neurotransmitters, visit www.Neurosciencemyths for info and to find doctor to help.
Dr. Alvin Stein
Dr. Alvin Stein
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Throbbing headache
By vascular headache I presume you mean a migraine headache with throbbing pain.
Migraine is a constellation of features that include the headache, and other motor and sensory symptoms.

In brief: Throbbing headache
By vascular headache I presume you mean a migraine headache with throbbing pain.
Migraine is a constellation of features that include the headache, and other motor and sensory symptoms.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine
In brief: Structure involved
Tension headaches involve the muscles over the skull, and they are typically described as constant with "hat-band" like pressure.
Vascular/migraine headaches involve the blood vessels in the covering over the brain, but under the skull, and they are typically on one side, throbbing, associated with light/noise intolerance, and nausea/vomiting.

In brief: Structure involved
Tension headaches involve the muscles over the skull, and they are typically described as constant with "hat-band" like pressure.
Vascular/migraine headaches involve the blood vessels in the covering over the brain, but under the skull, and they are typically on one side, throbbing, associated with light/noise intolerance, and nausea/vomiting.
Dr. Lori Wagner
Dr. Lori Wagner
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