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A migraine is a throbbing headache resulting from atypical brain activity which temporarily influences the chemicals, blood vessels, and nerve signals in the brain. A migraine is a neurological disease felt on the front or one side of the head. Migraines may be accompanied by the need to vomit, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sounds. Migraines are a very common health condition affecting one in four women and one in 15 men. Migraine headaches usually begin at the onset of early adulthood. There are several different types of migraines, including a migraine with aura, migraine without an aura, and an aura without a headache. There are many triggers for migraines and may be influenced by environmental, hormonal, dietary, emotional, or medicinal factors.

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1. Emotional Stress Levels

Stress is a killer, and it has several negative consequences on the human body. The emotional triggers of excitement, stress, tension, shock, depression, and anxiety can spur a migraine into action. Emotional stress can make a headache turn into a migraine. Stressful moments of anxiety, worry, agony, and even excitement can spark migraine symptoms. For some people battling migraines, the attack doesn't set in while the stressful event is happening. Instead, the migraine may begin after the emotional event has ended. What happens during a stressful event is that certain chemicals are released by the brain which helps cope with the situation. Then these chemicals then aggravate vascular changes, further causing a migraine attack. Nearly half of all folks with migraines have a close family member who suffers from the same condition.

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