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Description of Chronic Migraine

DescriptionAccording to dictionary definition  Migraine is a benign and recurring syndrome of headache associated with other symptoms of neurologic dysfunction which includes sensitivity to light, sound, or movement. It is the second most common cause of headache, afflicting approximately 15% of women and 6% of men.    Causes and Risk Factors  According to dictionary definition  Common migraine triggers include:1. Glare from bright lights2. Loud sound or other afferent stimulation3. Hunger4. Excess stress5. Physical exertion6. Stormy weather or barometric pressure changes7. Hormonal fluctuations during menses8. Lack of or excess sleep9. Excess of alcohol  Signs and SymptomsAccording to dictionary definition  1. Patient may experience any of the following:a) Unilateral headache –  Moderate or severe intensityb) Throbbing pain aggravated by movement  2. Patient may also experience one of the following:a) Nausea and vomitingb) Photophobia and phonophobia  InvestigationsAccording to dictionary definition  1. Your doctor will check for relevant symptoms.2. Blood tests to check for infections in the blood vessels3. MRI Scan4. CT Scan5. Spinal tap (lumbar puncture)6. The Migraine Disability Assessment Score (MIDAS) is a well-validated, easy-to-use tool which can be applied once a diagnosis of migraine has been established, it is important to assess the extent of a patient’s disease and disability.  TreatmentAccording to dictionary definition  1. General modifications include:a) Practice a regulated lifestyle that includes a healthy diet, regular exercise, and regular sleep  b) Avoid excess of caffeine and alcoholc) Avoid too much stressd) Avoid specific headache triggers2. Try relaxation techniques such as yoga, transcendental meditation, hypnosis, and conditioning techniques such as biofeedback to counter stress3. Over-the-counter medication like pain killers and prescription medicines may also be recommended



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