A migraine and severe headaches can cause havoc in the lives of the victim. While it is not permanent, some types of headache might require medication to improve the quality of life. But first, it is important to understand migraine and various types of headache.
A migraine is a powerful headache which causes severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. It is accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and can last from four hours to three days. Some people might experience a warning symptom as an aura either before or along with the headache. An aura can be in the form of visual disturbances or tingling sensations with difficulty in speech.
Some common migraine triggers include stress and anxiety, sleep deprivation, dehydration, caffeine, weather changes, irregular diets, bright lights and loud noises. Migraine attacks can be severe enough to interfere with daily activities, hence it is advisable to consult a physician for the same.
An awareness initiative by Cadila Pharmaceuticals, in this video we talk about what are the various types of headaches, their symptoms and their intensity.