Although their symptoms can not seriously endanger their health, they complicate the day to day because they will limit or prevent many daily tasks.
Sensitivity to light and sound, visual disturbances or tiredness and insomnia may not allow you to concentrate while working. Nausea and vomiting can force you to postpone or cancel weekend plans.
20% of men and 30% of women say they lose 10% of their working hours due to migraine. And not only that, but 45% of people with migraine recognize that social and leisure activities have been lost due to this disease. Therefore, it is not a simple headache! It is a great burden that makes you less productive, both at work and in your personal life.
Each year, 3% of patients with migraine 'chronify' their disease, and 6% go from having a low-frequency episodic migraine to a high-frequency one, with more than 15 attacks per month.
Patients with chronic migraine consume four times more resources than those who have episodic migraine, consult twice more to the primary care physician and three times more to the neurologist.
Published in: Today Digital Newspaper