“Migraine is an extraordinarily prevalent neurological disease, affecting 39 million men, women, and children in the U.S. and 1 billion worldwide,” states the Migraine Research Foundation, which also shares that “migraine is the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world.” The United States federal government recognizes National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month (MHAM), every June, as a National Health Observance (NHO), dedicated to raise awareness and increase advocacy and research about this legitimate neurobiological disease.
The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, explains that most migraine sufferers experience an intense, throbbing headache on one side of the head. Additional symptoms may also accompany the headache, such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and/or sound. Women are three times more likely to experience migraine headaches than men with a correlation to changes in hormonal levels relating to their menstrual cycles.
There is no real cure for migraine. However, treatment is available to prevent migraine attacks. For external triggers that can be controlled, lifestyle modification is recommended to prevent future attacks. To discuss your treatment options with a healthcare professional and to schedule an annual physical at any of our convenient Primary Medical Care Center community clinics, you may visit our website at www.primarymed.com, or call (305)751-1500 for our Miami-Dade clinic, or (954)289-0000 for our Broward clinic.