Were you looking for information on Migraine Headaches? Migrans is a common misspelling of migraine headaches.
Migraines affect an estimated 28 million Americans. There are perhaps even more people who go undiagnosed. These headaches are characterized by intense pain that is felt on one or both sides of the head, around the temples, or behind one eye or ear. The pain, which is severe, can last a few hours or as long as two days. The exact causes of migraines are unknown, but common triggers may include lack of sleep, light, and certain foods. Some treatment options include medications, lifestyle changes, and alternative therapies (such as biofeedback).
Every time you have a migraine, write down the time of day, what you were doing, and factors that may have played a role. By documenting the frequency and severity of these headaches, as well as possible links to physical, emotional, or environmental factors, your healthcare provider can better understand your condition and devise a treatment plan.
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