June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month (MHAM), and the headache, migraine, and cluster communities are working together for their diseases to be recognized. A disease awareness month plays a vital role in raising public knowledge, addressing stigma, and building a stronger community of patient advocates.
Headaches and migraines are among the most common disorders of the human nervous system. It has been estimated that more than half of the adult population has had at least one headache in the last year. Symptoms range from excruciating migraines, dull and throbbing head pain, piercing cluster pain, neck pain and tension, nausea, and hypersensitivity to light, sound, and smells.
Nearly all of us have experienced a headache. In fact, occasional headaches are common, and usually require no medical attention. However, knowing when to consult your primary care provider is key.
When to see a medical provider:
When to seek prompt medical care:
For more information, visit https://americanmigrainefoundation.org/mham/
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