Migraine. The very word makes those who understand its implications shudder. Changes in vision. Pain that can last for hours to days. Nausea. Vomiting. Extreme sensitivity to light or sound. Loss of ability to function, sometimes for days on end. Yes, for those who suffer from migraines, prevention may be one of the greatest gifts you could ever receive.
Greater than 10% of Americans suffer from migraines, with the prevalence in women being about 3 times more than in men. Although in children the prevalence of migraines is higher in boys than girls, once puberty sets in, the rate of migraines in females nearly triples that in males.