June – Migraine and Headache Awareness Month
Do you know the specialty of the month of June? It has been chosen to be the Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. The National Headache Foundation is committed to help the estimated 1,000,000,000 patients throughout the world who suffer from the unforgiving pain of migraine headache.
Mission of the Foundation
The mission of the Foundation for the last 42 years is to further awareness of migraine and headache as legitimate neurobiological diseases. There are a lot of changes during this long time and today there are plenty of treatment options available because of advanced technology and innovations. However, there are lots of misconceptions about migraines and therefore nuanced insight is necessary to choose the right treatment option.
At present headache ranks among the top ten reasons for disability at a global level. It is estimated that 12% of world population suffers from migraine headaches, which often cause missed school and work. Also the disease brings about healthcare costs to average about $7,100 per year per patient.
Migraine headaches are usually described as a continuous, throbbing pain. The pain typically is accompanied by sensitivity to light, vomiting and/or nausea. No definite remedy exists for the ailment today. Some take the help of OTC or prescription medicines for the headaches and some turn to non-traditional therapies like Reiki, biofeedback, acupuncture and hypnosis.
Migraine Monologues is a very good website to read others’ migraine experiences as well as share yours.
And for getting more knowledge and education about migraine, visit the website of the National Headache Foundation – www.headaches.org.