Hello. My name is Dr. Susan Jewell and behalf
of Expert Village, today I am going to talk to you about how to recognize and treat headaches.
Now in this particular clip, we’re going to talk about migraines, migraine headaches.
Migraine headaches affect 45 million cases per year and it usually affects the women
population. Now migraine headaches, it’s origin is from the vascular family, which means that
most migraines has some kind of biological, physiological affect that causes it. Now usually
what happens is that when the blood vessels that actually serve the brain area, the skull
area region it serves, there’s all these vessels that go into this region of the head, so this
is the skull and head and these are the vessels. What happens when you get a migraine is that
something, whatever the stimulus or the factor that triggers a migraine, it causes the vessels
to, say this is a vessel, when it dilates, when it dilates out then you’re going to get
a wider diameter and so you’re going to get more increased blood flow, so when there’s
more increased blood flow to these, through these vessels that distributes around the
skull then that causes the person to get headaches and in particular, migraine headaches. So
that’s, research has shown that migraine headaches has a vascular origin in its course. Now most
of these patients they come in and they complain of a one-sided very intense throbbing on the
side of the head. And it could be in the front, the frontal lobe area, it could be in the
temple area, the side of the head, or the top of the head but it’s always on one side
of the head, it’s never bilateral on both sides. And then they also come in saying that
they usually have an era or what we would say, define, as early warning signs that this
could possibly be an impending migraine symptom that’s coming on. So some of the symptoms
that they complain of that associate the headache, the pain with migraine, is the vomiting, the
dizziness, the nausea and tremors that could come, accompany the pain of the migraines.
So this, these are some of the symptoms and signs often that you find with people coming
in complaining of migraine headaches.