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Managament of Migraine

Managament of Migraine

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Published by Tan Sittan
“Migraine is a familial disorder characterized by recurrent attacks of headache widely variable in intensity, frequency and duration. Attacks are commonly unilateral and are usually associated with anorexia, nausea and vomiting”
“Migraine is a familial disorder characterized by recurrent attacks of headache widely variable in intensity, frequency and duration. Attacks are commonly unilateral and are usually associated with anorexia, nausea and vomiting”

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MANAGAMENT OFMIGRAINE
 
 
Migraine Facts
Migraine is one of the common causes of recurrentMigraine is one of the common causes of recurrentheadachesheadaches
According to IHS, migraine constitutes 16% of According to IHS, migraine constitutes 16% of  primary headaches primary headaches
Migraine afflicts 10-20% of the general populationMigraine afflicts 10-20% of the general population
More than 2/3 of migraine sufferers either have never More than 2/3 of migraine sufferers either have never consulted a doctor or have stopped doing soconsulted a doctor or have stopped doing so
Migraine is underdiagnosed and undertreatedMigraine is underdiagnosed and undertreated
Migraine greatly affects quality of life. The WHOMigraine greatly affects quality of life. The WHOranks migraine among the world’s most disablingranks migraine among the world’s most disablingmedical illnessesmedical illnesses
 
 
Burden Of Migraine
World - 15-20% of women and 10-15% of menWorld - 15-20% of women and 10-15% of mensuffer from migrainesuffer from migraine
In India, 15-20% of people suffer fromIn India, 15-20% of people suffer frommigrainemigraine
Adults – Female: Male ratio is 2 : 1Adults – Female: Male ratio is 2 : 1
In childhood migraine, boys and girls areIn childhood migraine, boys and girls areaffected equally until puberty, when theaffected equally until puberty, when the predominance shifts to girls. predominance shifts to girls.
NEJM 2002; 346(4): 257-269; XI Congress of the IHS, 2004

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