At the annual meeting of the American Headache Society (AHS) researchers presented a new study that revealed a gender difference in migraine. Men are less likely to receive adequate treatment compared to woman.
Men with migraine are less likely to see a doctor (29% vs 31%)
Men with migraine who consult a doctor are less likely to receive the right diagnosis (60% vs 78%)
Men with migraine are less likely to receive the right treatment (24% vs 28%)
“Migraine is common in men, and may be less treated and less recognized by physicians,” the authors of the study say.
“The perception that migraine is a women’s disease may be a barrier to getting diagnosed and treated.”
Are you suffering from headaches? You are not alone! Headache is a widespread disease and one of the most common reasons to visit a neurologist. It occurs in different types and strengths and can impair the quality of living substantially. It is possible to do something against it.