Sunday, January 3, 2010

Types Of Migraine Headache

There are different types of migraines and all are classified to the symptoms they produce. There are two migraine headache types that seem to be popular. The two common types are migraine with aura and a migraine without aura. The other less common types include abdominal, basilar artery and a headache free migraine amongst other types.

Some woman will experience a migraine headache prior or even during a menstrual cycle. These headaches are called menstrual migraines and these may be related to other hormonal changes. Other women may develop migraines for the first time during for the first time during pregnancy or after menopause this is why women are more likely to experience these headaches.

A migraine headache with aura is characterized by a nurogical phenomenon that is experienced ten to thirty minutes before the headache. Most auras are described as bright or shimmering lights. The other no visual auras are motor weakness, speech or language abnormalities, dizziness, vertigo and parasthesia of the face, tongue or extremities.

While a migraine headache without aura is the most prevalent type. Many occur on one ore both sides of the head. Tiredness or mood swings may be experienced the day before the migraine headache. Nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light often accompany this type of headache.

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