Migraine vs. headache: a neurologist explains the difference
Consultant neurologist Dr Tabish Saifee explains the difference between a migraine and other types of headache. He discusses the common symptoms and triggers, and offers some practical tips for prevention
What is a headache?
Are there different types of headaches?
What is a migraine?
What can trigger a migraine or headache?
- poor sleep
- lack of exercise
- weather changes
- hormonal fluctuations
- dietary factors
Is there a practical way to tell if I have a migraine or headache?
What are the treatment options?
Can I do anything to prevent headaches and migraines?
Dr Saifee is a consultant neurologist at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, where he runs an outpatient and inpatient service for patients with movement disorders. He is also a consultant neurologist at London North West Healthcare NHS Trust, where he runs a neurology service seeing patients with all neurological disorders.
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This page was published on 18 September 2020.
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