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A migraine is not just a bad headache. It’s a disabling neurological disease that an estimated 39 million Americans live with, according to The American Migraine Foundation. Frequently characterized by intense, debilitating headaches, migraines can cause multiple symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, difficulty speaking, numbness or tingling, and sensitivity to light and sound. “Migraines can seem overwhelming and daunting at times, but they don't need to be. The key to managing migraines well is good self-care,” says Summit Health neurologist  Komal Naik, DO. In a helpful video for SELF, Dr. Naik explains migraine triggers, treatments and management options.

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