We’re not just talking about an average headache; we’re talking about migraines, also called migraine attacks.
Statistics show that more than 37 million people in the U.S. suffer from migraines. Some studies estimate that 13 percent of adults in the U.S. population have migraines — two to three million of those people suffer from chronic migraines.
Sleep disturbances, bloating, food cravings, depression, trouble concentrating, neck pain, increased thirst, and mood changes are all signs and symptoms of migraines. However, according to migraine.com, the most common migraine symptoms reported by migraine sufferers are throbbing pain, light and sound sensitivity, nausea, pain on one side, and vision changes.
According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraines are the third most prevalent illness in the world and the sixth most disabling illness in the world. “Every 10 seconds, someone in the U.S. goes to the emergency room complaining of head pain, and approximately 1.2 million visits are for acute migraine attacks,” the foundation explains.
It’s important to be aware and educate yourself on the signs and symptoms of a migraine. After all, migraines affect not only your head but also your entire body.