Ailments & Conditions

Types of Headaches

Migraine

A migraine is characterized by an intense pulsing and throbbing pain deep in your head. It can last for several days and disrupt your daily life. The sensation often occurs on one side of the body. Vomiting and nausea might also happen. A common cause of migraines is the sensitivity to sound or light. Many cases are preceded by an aura several minutes or hours before the pain, which would make you experience blind spots, stars, zigzag lines, or flashing lights. Women are more likely to have migraines than men. Several risk factors include PTSD, sleep issues, skipping meals, dehydration, chemical exposure, or hormone imbalance. [2]