While the symptoms of migraine may seem invisible to others, for the 39 million Americans living with the disease, the debilitating impact of this misunderstood, underdiagnosed and undertreated neurologic condition is very real. Despite the fact that nearly 1 in 4 U.S. households include someone with migraine, most people don’t realize that migraine is often characterized as headache, but it is much more than that.1
Migraine is a severe headache accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and noise.These unpredictable attacks usually last from four to 72 hours and can be triggered by certain factors, including lifestyle and hormonal changes.
The majority of people living with this disease are unable to work or function normally during their migraine. This disease can have a profound impact on a person’s social life and career, and can affect their ability to participate in everyday activities, including missing social events with family and friends, or even calling out of work.
The year of 2020 has seen recent developments in migraine management and prevention. Despite this, given the extraordinary circumstances of COVID-19, those living with migraine may not even be aware of relevant news on all of the management options available.
On June 24, Dr. Andrew Blumenfeld will discuss what you need to know about migraine disease, new information on management options, and the need for increased awareness surrounding migraine.