Ljubljana, July 22 – On this day, we celebrate World Brain Day, which this year aims to raise awareness of migraine. This is one of the most common brain ailments affecting one in seven people, despite its prevalence, experts warn that the disease is still under-known, diagnosed and treated.
The World Marathon Day, which is celebrated on July 22, is the fifth consecutive year and is dedicated each year to another topic. This year is intended to disseminate information and awareness of migraine, a neurological disorder that, along with other forms of headache, is one of the leading causes of disability.
"It is crucial that the world understand the physical pain and social impact of migraines," said William Carroll, president of the World Federation of Neurology, who together with the International Headache Society is the main partner of this year. World Day.
As noted in these organizations, migraine, despite its prevalence, is still not well known, diagnosed and treated. Due to a lack of headache education, healthcare professionals do not have adequate tools to diagnose and treat patients effectively, so most migraine patients do not receive adequate support.
This condition, which reduces quality of life and work capacity, is characterized by a severe headache accompanied by nausea, vomiting, worsening of cognitive functions, dizziness, sensitivity to light, sound and touch.
It is also strongly associated with some other diseases such as stroke, heart disease, epilepsy, depression and chronic pain. In order to improve patients' quality of life, early diagnosis and access to effective treatment are crucial, they wrote at the World Federation of Neurology and the International Headache Association.