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Migraine Definition

Definition

Migraine is a type of recurring headache. It involves blood vessels, nerves, and brain chemicals. Sensations may come before a migraine. This can include visual changes, called auras.

There are two types of migraines:

  • Migraine occurring with an aura (formerly called classic)
  • Migraine occurring without an aura (formerly called common)
Migraine may happen several times a week or once every couple of years. They can be so severe that they interfere with the ability to work and carry on normal activities.

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