Migraine with Aura - Migraine Review Friday
Migraine, cluster headaches, and other headache disorders can be confusing. There are many headache disorders, as well as different forms of some of them. For example, there are several different forms of Migraine, and it does matter that they're properly diagnosed. Treatments and the safety of treatments can vary from one form to another.
Migraine is a common disabling primary headache disorder. Epidemiological studies have documented its high prevalence and high socioeconomic and personal impacts. It is now ranked by the World Health Organization as number 19 among all diseases world-wide causing disability. The WHO Has also stated that a severe Migraine can be as debilitating as quadriplegia.
What type of Migraines or headaches do you have? Are there types that you're interested in learning more about? Maybe you need information to help explain a type of headache or Migraine to someone else or want to review some of this information yourself.
We have a great deal of information on our site. We do our best to have the most up-to-date information, and it's reviewed by Dr. John Claude Krusz, a Migraine and headache specialist. Earlier in the week, I try to bring you new information, but I think we can often benefit from reviewing information to see if it's been updated or just to refresh our memories. So, beginning this week, Friday's will be Migraine Review Friday.
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Migraine is a genetic neurological disease. Because there are several different types of Migraine, and some forms involve different genetic markers, some researchers theorize that it may actually be more than one disease. For now, however, Migraine is divided into two major subtypes, Migraine without aura (MWOA) and Migraine with aura (MWA). There is a single classification under Migraine without aura. MWOA is the most common form of Migraine...
You can find more information about MWOA, including its symptoms and phases and the diagnostic criteria in Migraine with Aura - The Basics.
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