This is a neurological disorder that is normally genetic in nature but can also be caused by environmental factors. This is characterized by high to extreme excitability of some specific areas in the brain regions. Most causes of migraine are transient, meaning there are external factors that usually trigger migraine to someone. These factors include, but not limited to, certain foods, bright lights, stress, anxiety, lack of sleep, and even weather. Some of those who are experiencing hormonal fluctuations may experience gradual migraines.
FACTS ON MIGRAINE:
This is considered one of the ten most disabling illness in the world by the World Health Organization.
- Ninety percent (90%) of those affected with migraines have problems doing and focusing on their career, education, and social activities.
- In the US and Canada, more than twenty billion dollars are spent by people on medication and treatment for migraines alone.
- It is noted by researches that more women will be affected by migraines over a lifetime; about thirty percent (30%).
SYMPTOMS OF MIGRAINE:
- Moderate to severe headaches
- Headaches worsen with each movement or physical activity
- Heightened sensitivity to light, smell, or sound when experiencing headaches
- When left untreated, a four to forty-eight-hour headache in any area of the head is already considered migraine.