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headache vs. migraine

headache vs. migraine: What's the difference?

Migraine refers to a condition that often includes a severe headache, often confined to one side of the head and frequently associated with nausea, dizziness, light sensitivity, vision issues, and other disruptive symptoms. Some migraines, called “silent migraines,” may involve these secondary symptoms without the headache.

[ hed-eyk ]
  1. a pain located in the head, as over the eyes, at the temples, or at the base of the skull.
  2. an annoying or bothersome person, situation, activity, etc.
[ mahy-greyn or, British, mee- ]
  1. an extremely severe paroxysmal headache, usually confined to one side of the head and often associated with nausea; hemicrania.

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