Things you didn’t know about migraine

Things you didn’t know about migraine

 

 

1. Migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world. One billion people suffer from migraines worldwide, including 38 million Americans.

 

2. Migraine affects three times as many women as men.

About 70% of migraine patients are women.

Researchers aren’t sure why, but changes in hormone levels may play a role.

 

3. Everyone experiences migraines differently.

Symptoms may include head pain; nausea; light and sound sensitivity; and even light flashes and also blind spots.

 

4. Migraine is often hereditary.

Ninety percent of people who suffer from migraines have a family history of the condition.

 

5. Most people with migraines don’t ever get diagnosed or properly treated.

Of those who do see a doctor, only 4% see headache as well as pain specialists who are best equipped to help them.

 

 

About The Author

Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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