According to a recent article in The Boston Globe, about 28 million people suffer from migraines, including 18 percent of women and about 6.5 percent of men.

According to a recent article in The Boston Globe, about 28 million people suffer from migraines, including 18 percent of women and about 6.5 percent of men.1  Lifelong migraine sufferer, Monique Johannet shares the story of her struggle coping with migraines with aura. Instead of taking medication, Johannet lowers the number of migraines she gets naturally by watching her diet, doing yoga and avoiding known triggers like wine consumption. Migraines have been referred to as “just a headache,” but new studies have shown increasing links between people who have migraines and a higher risk of stroke and heart attack.2 

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1 Fallick, Dawn. “It’s not all in your head”, The Boston Globe, 12 May 2008

2 MacClellan, Leah R. PhD et al. ”Probable Migraine With Visual Aura and Risk of Ischemic Stroke”Stroke 2007