Global Migraine Facts

Key Facts on world wide impact of migraine

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Migraine is the most common neurological condition in the developed world. It is more prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined – e.g. eight million people in the UK have migraine. This is on the total UK population of 60,5 million inhabitants 13,2%.

Migraine ranks in the top 20 of the world’s most disabling medical illnesses.

Migraine is worse than a regular headache. Migraines usually occur about one to four times a month. The pain is often throbbing and on one or both sides of the head.

Unfortunately, many employers are less than understanding that “a little headache” can completely sideline a person for days. The misconception that migraines are just bad headaches is common in society.

Kids with migraines often feel dizzy or sick to their stomachs. During the headache, some kids are sensitive to light, noise, or smells, and want to sleep. When they wake up, they usually feel better. Most migraines last from 30 minutes to 6 hours but some can last a day or 2.

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With nearly 28 million Americans known to be migraineurs the disorder is huge. You’re not alone. About one out of every 20 kids, or about 8 million children in the United States, gets migraines. Before age 10, an equal number of boys and girls get migraines. But after age 12, during and after puberty, migraines affect girls three times more often than boys.

Twenty-eight million Americans live with migraine headache pain, however yet many don’t understand even the most fundamental information. Out of that number, four and a half million suffer more than one attack a month. Twenty-five percent of the female population is affected, and eight percent of men. Only about half have been formally diagnosed: The disorder is often misdiagnosed both by doctors and patients.

Over half (54%) of migraineurs experience one or more attacks per month, and 13% claim one or more attacks per week (Steiner et al, Cephalalgia, 2003)

Women are more likely to have migraine attacks than men – 18% of women and 8% of men do have Migraine attacks (Steiner et al, Cephalalgia, 2003)

For more than 90% of all sufferers, it interferes with their education, career and social activities.
Depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbances are common for those with chronic migraine.

Depression is three times more common in people with migraine or severe headaches than in healthy individuals (WHO, Fact sheet 277, March 2004)

Just over a third (34.3%) of migraine sufferers face difficulties or discrimination at work because of their condition (The Migraine Trust, 2004). Less than 10% of sufferers are able to work or function normally during their attacks.

Severe attacks are classified by the World Health Organization as among the most disabling illnesses, comparable to dementia, quadriplegia and active psychosis (Shapiro & Goadsby, Cephalalgia, September 2007)

Among adults of all ages, the disease is one of the top 20 causes of disability expressed as years of healthy life lost to disability (The World Health Report 2001, WHO)

These complete the overview of the facts of symptoms, because diseases do not exist they are more named as such by our collective mind. By confirming you have a specific disease your mind is sabotaging to keep you where you are.

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