Migraines are a severe disability

SEEK HELP: Sufferers should consult a neurologist.

MORE than 3.5 million people suffer from migraines in Spain and another one million suffer from chronic headaches for more than 15 days a month.

The Spanish Society of Neurology (SEN) has marked the European Day of Action Against Migraines, a disease they said has considerable medical, social and economic impact, and mainly affects patients aged between 20 and 50 years old.

A study conducted by members of SEN in patients who visited the neurology department, said that more than 70 per cent have a severe disability and 14 per cent a moderate disability. At least 25 per cent of patients have not consulted their illness with a doctor and 50 per cent do not follow up their first consultations and take the correct medication.

Dr. Patricia Pozo Rosich, coordinator of the study group recommends sufferers seek an appointment with the neurologist as “almost all cases are likely to improve if they are handled in an appropriate manner.”

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