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How to distinguish between migraine and headache

Migraine is a very common problem these days but not every headache is migraine. Similarly, migraine cannot be regarded as an ordinary headache and needs special treatment. So, it’s important to know the difference between these two ailments,

Here are a few things to consider when we distinguish between these two different headaches,

Migraine headache is normally followed by nausea and vomiting.

The pain can be of moderate intensity, as it can be of severe one.

It becomes strong with movement or physical activity.

The recipient of pain tends to have lightophobia i.e. sensitivity to light, and phonophobia, sensitivity to sound.

This kind of pain lasts for about four to 72 hours.

If you don’t have above mentioned conditions then you have an ordinary headache and you are not a migrainer.

Who is prone to become migrainer?

Young people are at more risk for this condition. Though men start having it at age earlier as compared to women but women suffer more from this ailment. Furthermore, there is a genetic and hormonal factor involved. Those who have migrainer mothers are more prone to it. Also, if somebody experiences any hormonal change, this kind of headache is likely to happen.

It is pertinent to mention here that migraine, itself is not curable but usually it subsides with age.

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