Do You Know What is a Migrane ?
Migraine causes attacks (episodes) of headaches, often with feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting). Treatment options include avoiding possible triggers, painkillers, anti-inflammatory painkillers, anti-sickness medicines, and triptan medicines. A medicine to prevent migraine attacks is an option if the attacks are frequent or severe.
Who gets migraine?
Migraine is common. About 1 in 4 women and about 1 in 12 men develop migraine at some point in their lives. It most commonly first starts in childhood or as a young adult. Some people have frequent attacks – sometimes several a week. Others have attacks only now and then. Some people may go for years between attacks. In some people, the migraine attacks stop in later adult life. However, in some cases the attacks continue (persist) throughout life.
What are the types of migraine?
There are two main types of migraine attack:
- Migraine attack without aura – sometimes called common migraine.
- Migraine attack with aura – sometimes called classic migraine.