Migraine is ranked globally as the 7th most disabling disease among all diseases. Chronic migraine affects approximately 2% of the world population!

It is estimated that there are 190,000 migraine attacks every day in the UK.

More than 3/4 of migraine patients experience at least one attack each month, and more than half experience severe impairment during attacks.

Migraine affects three-times as many women as men, with this higher rate being most likely due to hormones.

It is estimated that the UK population loses 25 million days from work or school each year because of migraine.

Different people have different triggers for their migraine. Triggers that can set a headache attack off could be:

  • Skipping meals
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine – yes that’s right, your tea, coffee or energy drink could be causing your migraines.
  • Lack of sleep
  • Bright lights or loud noises
  • Strong smells
  • Different weather
  • Physical exertion
  • Stress

 

This is why when I first see a patient complaining of migraine type headache, I always ask them to make a headache diary. I ask them to write down things that can help us find their specific trigger. We have to be detectives and get to the bottom of each case. I’m passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles and wellness in the community I work with and by creating Omega Derma Clinic, I’m able to spread more information to help people live healthier and better lives. By explaining about the different uses of Botox, we can empower people with knowledge so they can make better decisions.

Migraine is more than just a headache. Symptoms can include: visual disturbances (flashing lights, blind spots in the vision, zig zag patterns), nausea and/or vomiting. Sensitivity to light (photophobia), sensitivity to noise (phonophobia), sensitivity to smells (osmophobia), tingling/pins and needles/weakness in the limbs.

Sometimes the tablets we take don’t work… sometimes it takes more than paracetamol, ibuprofen or sumatriptan. This is where Botox comes in. Just one treatment can cure the headache for months!

‘I see lots of patients each week at the NHS surgery I work at complaining of migraines that just won’t budge!’ Says Miriam Abraham, the lead medical practitioner at Omega Derma Clinic.  The process of starting them on some tablets… Or referring them to a specialist can take some time and this is where Botox can help. Botox is injected into special areas and can cause the headaches to disappear for months. No more tablets and no more migraines.

Have a think, do some research and you can always contact the clinic for more information.