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Migraines & Headaches Health Center

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  1. Vertigo: Level 2 (Harder) Balance Exercises - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Headaches: Managing a Headache

  2. Calcium Channel Blockers for Migraine Headaches

    Drug details for Calcium channel blockers for migraine headaches.

  3. Vertigo: Level 2 (Harder) Balance Exercises - Topic Overview

    A careful physical exam is needed to make sure the nervous system is working normally and to discover clues about the cause of a person's headaches. Results of the exam can help determine whether further testing is needed. During the physical exam,the doctor will: Check your temperature. If you have a fever,your headache may be caused by an infection. Check your blood pressure. Examine and ...

  4. Migraine Headache Treatment

    Migraine headaches can be treated with two drug approaches: abortive and preventive. Learn more from WebMD about how each type works to curb or shorten migraines.

  5. Vertigo: Level 2 (Harder) Balance Exercises - Topic Overview

    There are two main types of migraine headache:Migraine without aura (common migraine). Most people with migraines have common migraines. This type of migraine causes a throbbing pain on one side of the head. The pain is moderate to severe and gets worse with normal physical activity. You also may have nausea and vomiting and may feel worse around light and sound. The headache lasts 4 to 72 hours if it is not treated. A common migraine doesn't begin with an aura.Migraine with aura (classic migraine). Some people with migraines get an aura up to 30 minutes before they have a migraine. Symptoms of the aura include seeing wavy lines, flashing lights, or objects that look distorted. Other symptoms include tingling or a pins-and-needles feeling. Other types of migraine headache include:Menstrual migraine. Many women have migraines around their menstrual cycle. These occur a few days before, during, or right after their period. The symptoms are the same as those of common or classic

  6. Vertigo: Level 2 (Harder) Balance Exercises - Topic Overview

    Good posture and the way you move your body can help prevent tension in your neck,shoulders,and upper back muscles. If your headaches seem to be related to tension in this area,be aware of your posture and position during daily activities. This may help prevent headaches. Use good body mechanics all the time,not just when you have a headache or back pain. Keep your back in the neutral ...

  7. Vertigo: Level 2 (Harder) Balance Exercises - Topic Overview

    Corticosteroids (such as prednisone or dexamethasone) are referred to as "transitional" medicines for the treatment of cluster headaches because they are sometimes used to break a cycle of cluster headaches. They are paired with medicines that stop (abortive) or prevent (prophylactic) additional headaches during a headache cycle. Often,within 2 to 4 days after starting treatment with ...

  8. Vertigo: Level 2 (Harder) Balance Exercises - Topic Overview

    Petasites hybridus plant extract, known as butterbur, has been used for years to prevent migraine headaches. Studies show it is effective at reducing the frequency of migraines.1Experts are not sure what causes migraines.Researchers are unclear exactly how butterbur helps to prevent migraines. But some research suggests that it may prevent swelling and relieve pressure on the blood vessels. Another theory is that it may affect calcium channels, which experts also believe may be related to migraines. More research is needed to find out how butterbur helps prevent migraines.Butterbur is available as a supplement (tablet or capsule). It is marketed under the brand name Petadolex. It is important to find butterbur that has been standardized (which means you receive the same amount of active ingredient in every dose) with guaranteed potency. Do not consume butterbur from the plant itself because it has toxic properties, which are removed in the standardized supplement.Some people may

  9. Vertigo: Level 2 (Harder) Balance Exercises - Topic Overview

    Generally,headaches have many causes,including tension or changes to blood vessels (vascular changes). But only a few other conditions have symptoms that are similar to cluster headaches,such as: Migraine headaches,which cause one-sided pain in the head,face,and neck. But while migraine pain starts on one side of the head,it may spread to the entire head-something a cluster headache ...

  10. Vertigo: Level 2 (Harder) Balance Exercises - Topic Overview

    There are 2 types of cluster headaches : Episodic cluster headaches are the most common type of cluster headaches. People with episodic cluster headaches have cluster periods of 1 to 3 months when they are prone to having headaches. The cluster periods are followed by headache-free periods (remissions) of 6 months or more. About 90% of people who have cluster headaches have episodic cluster ...

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