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A migraine is not just an ordinary headache. This medical condition is characterized by severe pain located primarily at the front of the head, usually on one side. Sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, and vomiting may also be present.
An estimated 28 million Americans have this type of headache, and 157 million workdays each year are lost due to the headaches' severity. The direct cause of migraines is unknown, but they can sometimes be prevented by avoiding the triggers that lead to them.
(For more information on this topic, click Migraine. This article discusses the different types of migraines, symptoms, treatment options, and more.)
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