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Migraines are intense headaches that generally cause pain around the front of the head, around the temples, or behind one eye or ear. The pain is severe -- lasting as long as a few hours or up to two days. The exact cause or causes of this type of headache are unknown, but some common triggers include stress, lack of sleep, and certain foods.
Although there is no cure, treatment options are available. These treatment options can include lifestyle changes, medications, and alternative therapies (such as biofeedback or acupuncture). Migraines are sometimes confused with tension headaches. While migraine headaches affect millions of people, they are still less common than tension headaches. Tension headaches cause a more steady pain over the entire head rather than throbbing pain in just one spot.
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