The World Health Organization named migraine as one of the 10 most disabling illnesses.
For more than 90% of those affected, migraine interferes with education, career and social activities.
Migraine impacts more than 37 million men, women and children in the United States.
Migraine costs the United States more than $20 billion each year.
Migraine will affect 30% of women over a lifetime.
Migraine is estimated to affect 144 million people worldwide.
How do you know you might have a migraine? If you have two or more of these symptoms, it’s time to talk to your doctor about your headaches.
- Headache that is moderately or severely painful
- Headache pain gets worse with physical activity
- A headache that is throbbing and is often worse on one side
- A headache that causes you to miss school, work or other activities
- Increased sensitivity to light, sound or smells during a headache
- A long-lasting headache (4-48 hours if untreated)
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