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Today is Medical Monday at Aortic Hope.


❓How many of you have experienced flashes of light, seen zig-zag images, lost vision temporarily in one or both eyes, or seen various patterns in your field of vision? If you have, these are called auras.


🤔About 15-30% of people who have migraines (with or without a headache) experience auras.


👉According to the article "What To Know About Migraine" in Very Well Health written by Colleen Doherty, MD, a "Migraine is a complex brain condition that affects more than 1 billion people each year worldwide. Besides a severe headache, migraine attacks cause other symptoms like nausea, light sensitivity, and temporary visual changes. Despite the variable and disabling nature of migraine attacks, numerous treatment and preventive options are available."


🧠There are a variety of types migraine but here are some symptoms:


"Migraine attacks cause intensely throbbing or pounding pain on one or both sides of the head. Any movement commonly aggravates the pain, which can be severe enough to make you miss school or work."


Symptoms include:


"-Nausea or vomiting

-Sensitivity to light (photophobia)

-Sensitivity to sound (phonophobia)

-Sensitivity to smells (hyperosmia)

-Neck stiffness or pain

-Trouble sleeping

-Mood changes, like anxiety or depression"


👉To learn more about migraine with and without auras, check out the following article.


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