Migraines are a neurological disorder that cause a painful throbbing or pulsating sensation on one side of the head. While migraines are unlikely to cause death, it can negatively impact on one’s quality of life due to having very limited control over something so painful and distressing. Migraines are unlike other types of headaches because they can be intense due to multiple aggravating factors. Migraines are also associated with nausea, vomiting, visual and/or sensory changes.
Sadly, migraines affect over 3 million Australians who are predominantly their 20s or 30s. Migraines can also be a major health issue in young children as well.