Christiane Fux studied journalism and psychology in Hamburg. Since 2001, the experienced medical editor writes magazine articles, news and specialist texts on all conceivable health topics. In addition to her work for lifelikeinc.com, Christiane Fux also works in prose. Her first thriller appeared in 2012, as well as writing, designing and publishing her own crime thrillers.More articles by Christiane FuxIn migraine sufferers suffer from mostly one-sided, often very severe headache attacks. In addition, there are often nausea, photosensitivity and other neurological symptoms. The causes of migraine are not clear yet. Among other things one suspects a messenger substance disorder in the brain, combined with a reduced blood flow. Read here which migraine forms are available, how they express themselves and how to treat them.
ICD codes for this disease: ICD codes are internationally valid medical diagnosis codes. They are found e.g. in medical reports or on incapacity certificates. G43R51ArtikelübersichtMigräne
- Migraine forms
- Migraine in children
- Examinations and diagnosis
- Disease course and prognosis
Migraine: Short overview
- Description: recurring, severe, mostly one-sided headache attacks
- To shape: Migraine with and without aura, chronic migraine, Migraine sans migraine, vestibular migraine, hemiplegic migraine, basilar migraine, eye migraine, menstrual migraine
- symptoms: attack-like, mostly one-sided headache, perceptual disturbances as harbingers (aura), nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound
- Causes: genetic predisposition, exact mechanism so far not clarified, hypotheses: disturbed messenger metabolism in the brain and reduced blood flow
- Trigger (Trigger): Stress, certain, food, lack of sleep, weather changes, hormone fluctuations
- Diagnosis: on the basis of typical symptoms, exclusion of other diseases by means of imaging techniques (CT, MRI, angiography), EEG, laboratory values, etc.
- Treatment: both preventive and acute medications, avoiding triggers, stress reduction, neurofeedback, behavioral therapy
- Forecast: incurable, intensity and frequency of seizures are reducible, often improves with advancing age, sometimes disappears after menopause.
People who suffer from migraines have recurring headaches at irregular intervals. They are often accompanied by various other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or blurred vision. Mostly the pain affects only one side of the head. He is described by those affected as pulsating, hammering or drilling. With physical exertion he strengthens.
A strong migraine can severely limit those affected in their everyday lives. The duration of a single attack is between 4 and 72 hours. The seizures occur at different time intervals. Duration and intensity may differ from time to time.
The most severe manifestation of the disease is the so-called status migränosus. This is what doctors say when a seizure lasts more than 72 hours. This is extremely stressful for those affected and must be treated with medical attention.