• Migraines are the third most common illness in the world, affecting 39 million Americans, with 8 out of 10 being women.
• Symptoms include intense head pain, nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light.
• There are multiple triggers for a migraine, ranging from certain foods or hormonal changes to high stress and changes in weather, making them difficult to manage.
• There are many varieties of migraines with an estimated number of sufferers likely even higher than what is documented.
• There is no cure but treatments and preventions are available to reduce symptoms, severity, and longevity.
• If you think you might be suffering from migraines, talk to your doctor about available options.
Migraines are considered to be the third most common illness in the world. Roughly 39 million Americans suffer from migraines, and eight out of ten of those people are women.
Migraines are an intense pain in the head, followed by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity delight, as well as other symptoms. It can last hours or days. Migraine sufferers can have many different triggers ranging from certain foods or changes in their hormones,
from high amounts of stress to sudden changes in weather, which can make it difficult to manage them. There are also many different kinds of migraines, which is why the medical field believes that the number of sufferers is actually higher than what’s documented.
There is no cure, but there are treatments and preventions available to help reduce the symptoms, the severity, and the longevity of a migraine. If you think you might be suffering or are suffering from migraines, talk to your doctor about what options are available for you.
I’m Dr. David Long, that was the long story short.