Migraine is a common periodic headache disorder with widely varying severity. It can occur at almost any age, tend to become chronic, and likewise may not appear for many years.
As causes for this, science has identified complex neurobiological processes that cause dysfunctions of the brain, meninges and cranial nerves as well as the blood vessels supplying them. There is almost always a family genetic predisposition.
Migraine does not belong at all to the psychically or psychosomatically justifiable illnesses. Nevertheless, there are also interactions between psychological and physical conditions in migraine patients, which can noticeably influence the disease, its frequency and the course of the attacks.
A migraine attack can go through several phases. As a result, the symptoms can be very varied, extensive and changeable.
An attack-like, hemiplegic and pulsating headache that varies in frequency, duration and intensity is often characteristic. It can occur sporadically, once to several times a month, last from a few hours to several days, and is often accompanied by symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound.