Migraine does not have to be a constant in your life

Esfera Medica

For many people, a migraine can be a severe nuisance that can be so daily that it is adopted as part of everyday life; However, in Mexico this is a public health problem that can be shocking and can cause serious economic repercussions 1.

Migraine can cause pain as a pulse in the head, usually on one side only. It is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound. A migraine attack can last from hours to days.

Although the causes of its origin are unknown, there are basic triggers such as: inheritance, age, stress, anxiety, hormones, diet, poor body posture, physical and environmental factors and lack of sleep.

According to academics from the Faculty of Medicine of the UNAM, the prevalence of migraine in Mexico is around 16%, which means that of a population of more than 120 million (according to the latest INEGI count in 2015, year in that we were 119 million 938 thousand 473), it follows that there are about 20 million patients2.

  1. State Center for Epidemiological Surveillance and Disease Control (CEVECE), Week 37. Ministry of Health, Government of the State of Mexico. Available in: http://salud.edomex.gob.mx/cevece/documentos/difusion/tripticos/2018/Semana%2037.pdf
  2. Bulletin UNAM, General Directorate of Social Communication. Available in: https://www.dgcs.unam.mx/boletin/bdboletin/2018_166.html
  3. Migraine, Mayo Clinic. Available in: https://www.mayoclinic.org/es-es/diseases-conditions/migraine-headache/symptoms- causes/syc-20360201
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