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Overview

What is a migraine?

Migraine is the most common type of vascular headache and can be divided into migraine with aura and migraine without aura.

When to see a doctor for your headaches

A tension headache is seldom a cause for concern, but sometimes a headache may indicate a serious illness, in which case it is advisable to consult a doctor.

Causes of migraines

No one knows exactly what causes migraine attacks, but both environmental factors and genetics seem to be involved.

Treating headaches

Primary and secondary headaches are treated differently. Here is an overview.

Treating migraines

Migraine treatment often includes medication, but the majority of migraine sufferers respond very well to non-drug treatment.

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