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    Women's Health Issues : Conditions of Concern to Women : Women's health : Headache


      • Get the Right Help for Headaches

        When seeking treatment for headaches, start with your primary care provider.

      • Headache

        Nearly everyone has suffered from a headache. This article discusses several types of headache, how they are diagnosed and treated.

      • How a Migraine Happens

        One theory says that migraine pain occurs because of waves of activity by groups of excitable brain cells, which trigger chemicals, such as serotonin to constrict blood vessels.

      • Migraine Headaches

        This often severe, throbbing type of headache is different from other types of headaches in that symptoms other than pain occur with the headache. Nausea and vomiting, lightheadedness, sensitivity to light (photophobia), and other visual disturbances are common migraine symptoms.