A Brief Description

Not to be confused with a common headache, migraines are a neurological disorder characterized by a collection of symptoms that cause one of the most debilitating conditions suffered by humans.  Less oxygen reaches the brain as a result of the restricted blood flow and higher levels of serotonin are produced. Platelets, the blood cells that aid in clotting, become stuck in the blood pathways as vessels outside the brain are contracted. There are two types of migraines: Classic and Common.

Migraines can occur in various combinations and include:

  • moderate to severe pain
  • sensitivity to light
  • noise or odors
  • blurred vision
  • nausea or vomiting, stomach upset, abdominal pain
  • loss of appetite
  • bright flashing dots or lights, blind spots, wavy or jagged lines (aura)

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