Information in simple English

What is a migraine?

Migraine is a type of headache condition characterised by recurring moderate-to-severe headaches normally on one side of the head.

What are the signs and symptoms of migraines?

  • vomiting
  • nausea
  • photophobia
  • sound, and scent sensitivities

What causes a migraine?

  • Genetics
  • Environmental considerations
  • Aspects of nutrition
  • Physiological factors

Is migraine a life-threatening condition?

Migraine has traditionally been thought of as a painful ailment that degrades one's quality of life but isn't hazardous. However, several case-control and cohort studies have found that migraine sufferers, especially those with aura (a brief visual disturbance that foreshadows the onset of a headache), had a greater risk of ischemic stroke but not hemorrhagic stroke.