National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

Posted On June 1, 2019
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June is dedicated as National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. Encourage others to advocate for migraine patients and treatment. Migraines are a chronic disease without a cure.

Headaches and migraines are similar in that both cause head pain. Someone experiencing a migraine can exhibit symptoms such as, imbalance, difficulty finding words, poor sleep, light sensitivity, and constant ringing in the ear.  A migraine can be triggered internally or externally. There are six categories of triggers: food, exercise, hormones, weather conditions, sensory, and stress. It is important to note that intense or sudden exercise can initiate a migraine, but moderate routine exercise reduces the frequency of migraines.

Unfortunately, there is no cure for migraines, but treatment may alleviate the symptoms. The symptoms can be treated as they occur or with preventive daily medications. You should discuss the frequency of signs and symptoms with your doctor to determine your best treatment options.

Adapted from:

https://americanmigrainefoundation.org/resource-library/migraine-and-headache-awareness-month-2018/

https://migrainedisorders.org/migraine-disorders/signs-symptoms/

https://migrainedisorders.org/migraine-disorders/triggers/#exercise

https://migrainedisorders.org/migraine-disorders/treatments/