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MIGRAINE

Migraine

A typical migraine headache is unilateral (affecting one half of the head) and pulsating in nature and lasting from two to 72 hours. Symptoms may include: nausea vomiting photophobia (increased sensitivity to light) phonophobia (increased sensitivity to sound) sensitivity to smells fatigue irritability pain aggravated by physical activity sense of the world spinning fainting confusion head splitting Approximately one-third of people who suffer from migraine headaches perceive an aura—transient visual, sensory, language, or motor disturbances signaling the migraine will soon occur.  Sometimes an aura can occur with little or no headache following it. Migraines may be induced by triggers.  A trigger may occur up to 24 hours prior to the onset of symptoms. Triggers: stress hunger fatigue sensitivity to a smell motion sickness hormonal: menstruation, pregnancy, menopause dietary: monosodium glutamate (MSG) sodium nitrate, a food additive used as a preservative and color fixative in cured meats and poultry sodium nitrite,  a food...

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