To Fix an Appointment
+91- 98207 71247 (12noon - 7pm), Mon to Sat.
Email at :
 Location   |   Contact Us   |   Site Map
   Related Information
What is Migraine?
The Triggers
   Contact Us
Flat 6, Plot 9, Chandra Niwas,
Next to Axis Bank,
Opp. Sadhana Vidyalaya,
Sion (W), Mumbai 400 022
: + 91 - 98207 71247
     (3.00 pm to 7.00 pm)
  What is Migraine? Home >> Migraine >> What is Migraine?  
What is Migraine?

Approximately, one in ten people suffer from migraine. Most sufferers have their first attack between their early teens and the age of forty. Children are also susceptible to migraine, though often they do not suffer in the same manner as adults. Until puberty, migraine is about equally common among boys and girls. After puberty, it becomes almost three times more common among females.

Once triggered, migraine most commonly manifests with a throbbing headache and can have other accompaniments such as giddiness, nausea, vomiting, intolerance to light and sound. Less commonly migraine may also present with temporary neurological disturbances that include visual impairment or numbness or speech difficulty.

And for those of you, who think migraine is a product of modern times, please note that migraine is mentioned in the oldest medical manuscript found in a 3200-year-old tomb in Egypt. Throughout history Julius Caesar, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Darwin, Leo Tolstoy, Sigmund Freud, George Bernard Shaw, Richard Wagner and Lewis Carroll were some famous people who suffered from migraine. So, if you are sad because of your migraines, do not despair, you are in exalted company!
Home Secondary Headaches Myths & Misunderstandings About Dr Ravishankar Features Additional Testing The Consultation Scientific Articles-International
An Overview Headache in Women The Function Location / Contact Us The Triggers Pharmacological The Headache Diary Scientific Articles-National
The Causes Headache in Children Goals and Methods To Fix an Appointment CT/ MR scan Alternative Rx Assessing Your Disability Book Chapters
Primary Headaches Headache in the Elderly The Advantages What is Migraine? Blood Tests Other Therapies Photo Gallery Press Coverage
© Copyright 2013, Dr. Ravishankar’s Headache & Migraine Clinic. All rights reserved.  |  Site Designed & Maintained by Digital Arts