Awareness Months

Migraine Awareness Month 2016.

June 2016.๐ŸŒบ What is it? ๐ŸŒบ
Migraines are ‘usually’ very severe headaches felt as a throbbing pain, all over or on one side of the head. There are several types of migraine, with the main three being; migraine with aura (specific warning signs), migraine without aura (the most common type) and migraine aura without headache (silent migraine, headache does not develop but symptoms do). Chronic Migraines involves having migraines for a long period of time, or getting them for the rest of your life. Symptoms include persistent migraines, nausea, vomiting and increased sensitivity. Symptoms that need medical attention are paralysis, slurred speech, headache causing weakness and lack of movement, temperatures with confusion and a rash. Migraines can seriously affect people’s quality of life and stop normal daily activities.

There is a lot of stigma attached to migraines. It can come across as ‘just a bad headache’ but migraines can become extremely severe, and cause excruciating pain alongside other symptoms. And chronic migraines also usually accompanies other illnesses such as Anaemia, IBS, Fibromyalgia.

๐Ÿš Who can get it? ๐Ÿš
Anyone can get chronic migraines, however it is more likely in women than men.

๐ŸŒธ Statistics ๐ŸŒธ
Migraines is the 3rd most common illness in the world, and the 6th most disabling. More than 4 million people have a chronic daily migraine in the USA. 10% of children are affected by migraines worldwide.

๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป Celebs with Migraines ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป
– George Clooney
– Janet Jackson
– Cindy McCain
– Marcia Cross
– Lisa Kudrow
– Ben Affleck

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