Migraine is the name given to a type of headache that can be severe, throbbing, and most often felt on one side of the head (behind the eye).
Migraines can happen once or twice a year, or as often as two or three times a week. . A migraine attack can last from four hours to three days and is associated with a spasm of the blood vessels leading to the brain. Three times as many women (15 per cent) as men (5 per cent) suffer from migraine, and scientists believe that hormones play a large role.
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