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When we're looking at Migraine and headache information, whether it's from our doctor, a book, or an online article, we sometimes come across medical terms that can be confusing.
Sometimes, it's easy enough to substitute another word or a short phrase for the medical term. At other times, substituting just doesn't convey quite the same meaning or takes more than a few words.
Some of you have expressed an interest in learning more of the medical terminology that comes up when discussing Migraine disease and other headache disorders. So, I'll be posting a "term of the day," probably a couple of times a week. If there are terms you'd like to have defined, please leave a comment to let me know what it is.
Today's term: Temporal .
Temporal means related to one or both temples.
Both cluster headaches and Migraines can have temporal pain.
You can read more about temporal pain in cluster headaches and Migraines in:
Anatomy of a Migraine
This type of seizure involves a temporary movement disturbance that often involves a change in a person's behavior, unusual sensations, or various other symptoms. It arises from abnormal electrical activity in the temporal lobe on one or both sides of the brain.
TLE; Seizure - temporal lobe
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
A seizure is an episode of abnormal electrical activity in the brain that can involve loss of consciousness or reduction of consciousness, involuntary movements, and overwhelming sensations.
Temporal lobe seizures can affect people of any age, and can occur as a single episode or can be repeated as part of a chronic (ongoing) condition. (See seizure disorder ).
Information in the brain is transmitted from nerve cell to nerve cell by an electrochemical process. Certain patterns of electrical activity can cause seizures, which are episodes during which electrical signals spread in abnormal patterns within...
June 7 - 13 is National Headache Awareness Week (NHAW) this year. A host of educational events and programs are happening around the country throughout National Headache Awareness Week, which is sponsored by the National Headache Foundation (NHF). NHAW is meant to educate people about headache and Migraine causes, impact and help. Each year, 90% of all men and 95% of all women have at least one headache or Migraine. Despite many people having frequent and sometimes severe headaches and Migraines that affect their family, social and work life, most do not actively seek relief from their condition . Experts say the complacency is puzzling because relief is available, but begins with an understanding that headaches and Migraines are very personal. Four simple strategies can get sufferers on the right course to relief: • Realize that headaches matter, and take your headaches seriously; • Learn all you can – be a student of your own headaches;
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