Whether caused by a drunken evening, a very bright day or an excessive workload, migraines are part of the daily lives of billions of people. The observation was made on Tuesday, April 12, in The Journal of Headache And Pain, a study showing the universality of headaches. Combining the results of hundreds of previous scientific works, spread from 1961 to 2020, the scientific publication found that more than 50% of the world’s population is exposed to more or less recurrent headaches each year.
Even more surprising, note
: 15.8% of the world’s population suffers from migraines every day … that is, 1,232,400,000 people a day, with an estimated 7.8 billion people in the world. In addition, The Journal of Headache And Pain notes that women are significantly more affected than men: 57.8% of them report at least one migraine episode per year, compared with 44.4% of men.
But where does the headache come from?
Over-representation of migraines in developed countries?
“This is probably due to female hormones and especially estrogen fluctuations. In addition, the life situation of women can play a role,” explains Larry Jacob Stowner, a professor of neurology.
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