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25
Aug 2018
Migraine Awareness Week

MIGRAINE AWARENESS WEEK

2nd September - 8th September is migraine awareness week!
Migraines are complex neurological condition with a wide variety of symptoms! For many people the main feature is a painful headache, other symptoms include disturbed vision, sensitivity to light, sound and smells, feeling sick and vomiting!
Migraines affect three times as many women as men, with this higher rate being most likely hormonally-driven.
There areFIVEdifferent types of migraines
Migraine without aura
70-90% of people with migraine experience this type! Symptoms include a headache on one side of the head with a throbbing or pulsating pain and you will likely to feel sick and may vomit.
Migraine with aura
Which is a common type of migraine featuring additional neurological symptoms which include visual disturbances, numbness or tingling, pins and needles, weakness on one side of the body, dizziness and vertigo. 10-30% of people with migraines experience this type
Aura without migraine
This involves all the neurological symptoms of a migraine with aura but doesn’t include a headache
Familial hemiplegic migraine (FHM)
Is defined as a migraine attacks occurring in two or more people in the same family who experience weakness on one side of the body as a symptom with this migraines. On average 50% of children who have a parent with hemiplegic migraines will develop this disorder!
Sporadic hemiplegic migraine (SHM)
If someone experiences all the physical symptoms of fhm but doesn’t have a known familiar connection they are diagnosed as having sporadic hemiplegic migraines! The cause of SHM is unknown, some are due to new or so called sporadic gene mutations.
Yet migraines still remain undiagnosed and under treated in Atleast 50% of patient and less than 50% of migraine patients consults a doctors.
A migraine is MORE than just a headache!!
For more information please call into BISPHAM ROAD PHARMACY for a chat with our trained and friendly team or log onto our website atwww.bisphamroadpharmacy.co.ukwhere we have health advice and leaflets online!
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