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cluster headache

[′kləs·tər ‚hed‚āk]
(medicine)
A type of migraine that is characterized by severe unilateral pain in the eye or temple and tends to recur in a series of attacks.
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As well as a sudden piercing pain that radiates from the eye to one side of the head, cluster headaches can also cause the eye to water or swell up, your face to sweat and your nose to run.
Cluster headaches may be treated with a variety of medications; some are taken when a cluster episode begins in an effort to prevent future headaches.
Rozen, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., presented a new analysis from the United States Cluster Headache Survey, an online survey of 1,134 patients with cluster headache, of whom only 12% reported neither personal tobacco use nor a parent who smoked.
They're called cluster headaches because sufferers usually get between one and three attacks every day for several weeks or months before they subside.
He was of the view that consultant neurologists take up to two and half years even in the Britain to diagnose the cluster headache and then they start treatment for the painful condition.
Cluster headaches occur on one side of the head, and the pain is sudden, piercing, and extremely severe--however, it is short-lived, with headaches typically lasting from 15 to 180 minutes.
A poster at the International Headache Society meeting in Valencia, Spain1 demonstrated that treatment with electroCore's nVNS treatment for chronic cluster headache, gammaCore, was both clinically and cost-effective when used with standard of care.
Those fibers innervate facial structures and the cerebral and meningeal blood vessels and are implicated in the pain and accompanying autonomic symptoms of a cluster headache attack.
Kempner's most original chapter comprises her discussion of cluster headaches, which are, ironically, most prevalent in men.
The actor was given the prescription after seeing his doctor about painful cluster headaches.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Did you know that while most people celebrate the start of Summer on June 21, nearly 1 million Americans are facing the debilitating pain of cluster headaches due to Earth's shift towards the sun?