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Medical Myths: 11 Migraine Misunderstandings

July 4, 2021

From the Medical News Today website

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Migraine is a common condition, affecting more than 37 million people in the United States and up to 148 million worldwide. And some evidence suggests that migraine prevalence might be increasing globally.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), migraine is around twice as common in women than men.

Often, the primary migraine symptom is a moderate to severe headache, and 85% of people with migraine headaches experience throbbing pain. However, for around 60% of people, the pain is one-sided, and about 80% of people experience nausea and 30% vomiting. In addition, almost everyone with migraine has increased sensitivity to light (90%) and sound (80%).

Below, we tackle 11 myths associated with migraine.

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