Migraine headache is one of the most common neurological disorders in the world. It is estimated that migraine has a global prevalence of one in seven people.
There are evidences which show that migraine reduces family, social and recreational activities. It is very important create awareness about migraine that it can effectively managaed.
Dr. K. Ravishankar, The Headache and Migraine Clinic, Jaslok and Lilavati Hospitals, Mumbai, “Migraine is a chronic, disabling neurological disorder that affects more than 150 million people in India. It is often misdiagnosed as sinus associated headache or as being due to a refractive eye problem or as stress related.”
He added, “Migraine is a treatable disorder, where the headache frequency and severity can be effectively controlled. To achieve that goal, one needs to avoid self-medication with harmful over-the-counter pain-killers and be rightly diagnosed and treated with specific anti-migraine treatment prescribed by consulting doctor.”
According to Dr. Harirama K Acharya, “An untreated migraine attack usually lasts from 4 to 72 hours. Most people who suffer migraine headaches have a family history of headaches suggesting a strong genetic susceptibility.
Migraine in women often relates to changes in hormones. The precise cause of migraine headaches in unclear, but there is general agreement that blood flow changes in the brain are a key factor.”
It is very important that migraine patient needs to seek help from a headache specialist or neurologist and complete their migraine treatment as prescribed by the consulting doctor.