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Vascular Headaches and Migraines

Conditions A-Z - Vascular Headaches and Migraines

What are vascular headaches?

Vascular headaches, a group that includes migraines, are thought to involve abnormal function of the brain's blood vessels or vascular system.

What are migraine headaches?

The most common type of vascular headache is migraine - headaches that are usually characterized by the following:

The symptoms of migraine headaches may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis.

What are the most common types of migraines?

The two most common types of migraines are "classic" migraines and "common" migraines:

What are other types of migraines?

The following are other types of migraines:

What are other types of vascular headaches?

The second most common type of vascular headache is a toxic headache. Toxic headaches are often produced by a fever that comes with conditions such as pneumonia, measles, mumps, and tonsillitis, as well as the presence of foreign chemicals in the body.

Other kinds of vascular headaches include cluster headaches and headaches caused by a rise in blood pressure.

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