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Migraine is still an enigma to the medical world as its definite cause is still in question. It is often defined as a painful headache that is felt only in one side of the head of the sufferer. Although it can occur on anyone despite of their sex and age, the condition is often found on women and is usually starting on the patients later in their teenage years. The condition is genetically passable which means that it can run through the family and has a common case to recur on the said family tree.

People with migraine headaches can suffer from this aggravating condition for hours or even days although the common time frame for a migraine attack is around 4 hours to 72 hours at most. The overall occurrence is also as enigmatic as the cause as it really has no certain symptoms and it the way it occurs are usually different on different people. As an example, the variety of its frequency is as low as a few times a year to as high as having it as an every day occurrence.

People with chronic migraine might have to endure it well after their 50s as the migraine headache attacks would usually go down in its frequency once you passed the said milestone of your life. Little kids as little as 10 years old to adults as old as 40 years old are prone to be having this condition and would usually start the condition by having symptoms like a certain light headed feelings that continues into extreme pain in a particular side of the patient's head.

The side of the head also differs on patients to patients and if a patient gets a headache on say the right side of the head then the migraine would usually occur on that particular side for the rest of the migraine attacks occurrences in the said patient's life. Other symptoms that might be felt by migraine sufferers are nausea and increased sensitivity to light and sound. In other words, people with migraine attacks are very sensitive to bright lights and should not be contained in an environment that is exposed to loud noise such as residential near a building project.

Although migraine headaches' cause is yet to be found, scientists had struggled to find the definite cause of the disease for over 1700 years. The first case of known and recorded migraine was found by Aretaeus of Cappodocia on the 2nd century AD. This alone proves that the battle against migraine had long started and is still commencing despite the type of medical technology that we are currently having in this particular modern age that we are living.

The scientists did manage to relate migraine to a trait of hereditary links that is carried genetically through family ties. The number of cases where this happens is not that many however and therefore migraine is not categorized as a hereditary disease. Up to this moment, the treatments for migraine headaches are limited to combination of analgesic and antiemetic medication to treat the headache and nausea that comes with migraine attacks.


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