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Migraine Rate High
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Migraine Rate High

The prevalence rate of migraine headaches among Iranians is higher than the global average, said Mansoureh Taqa, an executive for the planned 24th Congress of Neurology and Clinical Electrophysiology in Tehran. “The congress will present and discuss the latest medical achievements in the field including medical and non-medical treatment,” ILNA quoted Taqa as saying. As per global statistics, 18% of women and 6% of men suffer from migraines. In Iran it is 2.5-3 times more common among adult women. Preteen boys are also more likely to suffer from migraines. A larger portion of the Iranian population suffers from tension headaches, while about 1.5 million live with chronic conditions. Nearly 10% of men and 20% women suffer from migraine. Migraine is a genetic predisposition and the 7th debilitating disease among women around the world. It is recurring attacks of moderate to severe headaches that could hinder everyday tasks. Delegations from the Netherlands, US, India, and Turkey will attend the event to be held May 2-5.

 

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