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Migraine with Aura

Migraine with Aura

It is defined as the headache which occur after or at the time of sensory disturbance which is called aura it is recurring headache, sensory disturbance which induce headache include flashes of light, vision problems.

Symptoms

Migraine aura symptoms include:MIGRANE SYMPTOMS CAUSES TREATMENT

  • Blind spot in visual field
  • Flashes of light
  • Zigzag lines in field of vision
  • Numbness on one side of face
  • Speech problems
Causes

The exact cause of migraine aura is not understood yet but it may be assumed that certain environmental and genetic factors may cause the disturbance in visual cortex which causes hallucinations.

Complications

Stroke is the only complication of migraine aura which is occur rarely.

Diagnosis

After taking medical history and physical examination your doctor recommends following test to confirm the diagnosis:

  • MRI to check the images of brain
  • CT scan
Treatment

The focus of treatment is to reduce the signs and symptoms, treatment options includes:

  • Pain relievers like aspirin and ibuprofen to reduce headache
  • Triptans to block the pain pathway in brain
  • Opioid for severe pain
  • Anti-nausea drugs to reduce the nausea
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