Almost 1 in 10 Australians suffers migraine.
Women, worldwide, are three times more likely to get migraine than men.
Female sex hormones such as estrogen are believed to be the main cause of migraine in women.
The World Health Organisation says migraine is among the world’s top 20 leading causes of disability
The estimated cost of migraine to the Australian community is $1 billion per year
Three questions are used to diagnose patients with migraine: 1) Has a headache limited your activities for a day or more in the last three months? 2) When you have a headache do you experience nausea or stomach sickness? 3) Are you sensitive to light when you have a headache? If a patient answers ‘‘ yes’’ to at least two of these questions, they are probably a migraine sufferer, and should seek treatment to improve their symptoms.