Migraine, a disease with a certain genetic component, affects 12% of the world population. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is the most frequent disease of humanity. It affects more women than men, as it is influenced by female hormones.

What are the most common symptoms?

The headache is hemicranial (that is, the whole head does not hurt) and is usually throbbing, like a hammer blow. In addition, there is nausea, vomiting, phonophobia, sonophobia, even osmophobia (rejection of smells). It is a pain that increases with trivial efforts, for example, when moving the head.

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What factors cause migraine?

The origin of migraine is a combination of environmental and genetic factors. Some families are especially prone to it and genetics influences the type of migraine suffered by affected people

Helpful tips:

-Control stress: chronic and poorly controlled stress can negatively affect health and increase the risk of migraine attacks.

-Plan tasks: good organization is key. Having things under control will help reduce feelings of stress.

-Adapt the workspace: a good posture or taking short breaks can help keep migraine episodes away. It is advisable to have your back well positioned without being hunched over and, if you work sitting down, get up from time to time to stretch your legs.

-If you work with a computer, the screen should be placed at eye level and about 50 or 100 cm away, while it is advisable to reduce the brightness of the screen, increase the size of the font or enlarge the view of the documents with the zoom if the eyes hurt.

-Eat healthy and outside the work area: it is important to take a break to eat every day at the same time. If possible, get out of the office to eat and get some fresh air. This is a good way to combat stress and disconnect.