Fast Facts About Migraines

  • Migraine headaches are caused by the enlargement of blood vessel and release of chemicals from nerve fibers surrounding these blood vessels.
  • A migraine headache can lead to feelings of nausea and vomiting.
  • Migraines affect 12 out of 100 people in the United States.
  • Migraines usually affect people between the ages of 15 and 55 years old.
  • Some people who suffer from migraines can identify triggers that cause the headaches such as allergies, light and stress, alcohol, etc.
  • Some people experience migraines with perceptual disturbances called auras.
  • Auras can act as a warning, preceding the onset of a migraine headache.
  • Many people do not find relief from over the counter and/or prescription medications.
  • Migraine pain often causes difficulties for family and loved ones.
  • Migraine pain can lead to frustration, missed work and other activities.