National Headache Awareness Week Begins
Posted June 7, 2001 3:27 a.m. EDT
RALEIGH — Over 45 million Americans have chronic, recurring headaches. Of these, 28 million suffer from migraines annually.
It is estimated that industry loses $50 billion per year to absenteeism and medical expenses caused by headaches, and migraine sufferers lose more than 157 million workdays each year.
More than $4 billion is spent annually on over-the-counter pain relievers for headache, even though many of these are ineffective for the headache sufferer.
How do you know when to consult a healthcare provider about headache? The National Headache Foundation offers Ten Tips on When to See Your Healthcare Provider for Headache.
See your provider if your headache:
Seventy percent of all migraine sufferers are women.
For more information on headache causes and treatments, call 1-888-NHF-5552.