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Glossary for Common migraine

  • Aura: A sensation that precedes and marks the onset of a neurological condition
  • Blind spot: Loss of vision in a particular area
  • Chronic headache: Headaches are not usually dangerous but chronic daily headaches must be regarded as serious.
  • Chronic tension headache: Chronic headache affecting the occiput of the head often due to overwork or stress.
  • Classic migraine: Migraine is a neurological disorder that generally involves repeated headaches. Some people also have nausea, vomiting, and other symptoms. Most people with migraines do not have any warning before it occurs. However, some people have a visual disturbance called an aura before the headache starts.
  • Cluster headache: Headache that occurs periodically, with active periods interrupted by spontaneous remissions.
  • Common Headache: Common headache that everyone occasionally gets.
  • Diarrhea: Loose or watery stool.
  • Dizziness: Feelings of lightheadedness or giddiness.
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Headache and migraine conditions: Medical conditions related to headaches including migraine.
  • Hemianopsia: A condition which is characterized by the loss of vision in one half of the visual field
  • Migraine: Chronic recurring headaches with or without a preceding aura.
  • Migraine with or without aura, susceptibility to, 4: A form of migraine caused by a genetic defect on chromosome 14q21.2-q22.3. Physical activity can exacerbate symptoms. The headaches can last between 4 hours and 3 days.
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Pain conditions: Diseases characterized by pain and pain-like symptoms.
  • Photophobia: An exaggerated or irrational fear of light.
  • Polyuria: Excessive urination during pregnancy.
  • Scotoma: A condition which is characterized by an area of depressed vision in the visual field.
  • Severe headache: A condition which is characterized by a severe headache
  • Sexual headache: Sudden excruciating headache when approaching orgasm or afterwards.
  • Tension headache: Tension-type headaches can be episodic or chronic.Episodic tension-type headaches are defined as tension-type headaches occurring fewer than 15 days a month, whereas chronic tension headaches occur 15 days or more a month for at least 6 months. Tension-type headaches can last from minutes to days, months or even years, though a typical tension headache lasts 4-6 hours.
  • Tinnitus: Hearing noises in the ears: ringing, roaring, clicks, whistling, or hissing.
  • Vision changes: Any change in vision or sight.
  • Weakness: Symptoms causing weakness of the body


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