Millions of people are affected by migraines. Scientific American states that migraines are, “one of the most misunderstood, poorly recognized and inadequately treated medical disorders.”

It’s vital you’re aware. Aware, not just of the migraines, but of the mediocre diagnoses and treatments of them. Yes, there are dozens of remedies and medications that can be used at home and have been promoted to have an effect on migraines, but truthfully, it’s a long way down the road before an accurate diagnosis and consistent treatment of migraines comes along.

Here are 4 things people don’t know about migraines:

  • Historical studies and record indicate that migraines have been around for thousands of years, at least 7,000. Yet, they still are treated with below-par remedies and under-researched.
  • 1 in 3 people who suffer with migraines are those who are properly diagnosed.
  • Only 50% of those who suffer with migraines have visited the doctor about them in the last year.
  • At this point in time, preventative medications work barely 40% of the time. Out of the millions of people who struggle with migraines, not a lot are seeing a difference.

As you can see, we still have a long way to go when it comes to properly treating and diagnosing chronic migraines. Consult with your doctor about any questions you may have about chronic migraines, or how to seek treatment, if you have recently been diagnosed.