Migraine is a complex disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of headache often associated with visual or sensory symptoms, collectively known as an aura, that usually arise before the head pain but that may occur during or afterward.
Migraine has a strong genetic component. Approximately 70% of patients have a first-degree relative with a history of migraine. In addition, a variety of environmental and behavioral factors may precipitate migraine attacks in individuals with a predisposition to migraine.
The global prevalence of headache is 12% (6% in men and 18.7% in women). The Global Burden of Disease study revealed headache disorders as one of the major public health concerns globally and in all countries and world regions. In 2019, migraine alone was the second leading cause of disability, and first among women aged 15-49 years.
Management of acute migraine headache should provide rapid relief from headache pain and related symptoms, restore patient functioning, and prevent recurrence.
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Cite this: Heidi Moawad. Fast Five Quiz: Acute Migraine Management - Medscape - Apr 27, 2023.