What Is a Migraine?

Migraines are intense, sometimes debilitating headaches. The most common types of migraine are those with aura (classical migraines) and those without aura (common migraines).

Migraines can begin in childhood or may not occur until early adulthood. According to the Mayo Clinic, women are three times more likely than men to have migraines. Family history is one of the most common risk factors for having migraines.