Introduction to Migraine
A Migraine isn't just a bad headache. It's a medically recognized neurological disorder that affects nearly 30 million Americans.
Migraines can cause pain and disability for hours, even days. Many researchers agree that a Migraine occurs when swollen blood vessels around the brain press on nearby nerves, causing pain. But it's not clear what causes this to happen.
Migraines take a heavy toll:
|14 million people experience attacks on a nearly-daily basis||113 million lost workdays due to Migraine per year||Migraine is in the top 20 world's most disabling illnesses||Migraine is 3 times more common in women than in men in adulthood|
|If you think you may have Migraines, take the ID Migraine™ Quiz to learn more.|