Migraine Headache and Gender Differences of Bagdad City Population/ Iraq
Keywords:Migraine, Headache, gender- difference, disorders.
Migraine headache is a very common neurobiological disorder that is caused by increased excitability
of the CNS. it has been increased the diagnosis of migraine headache which is based on the headache’s
characteristics and associated symptoms. It disturbs patients’ quality of life and weakens their work, social
activities, and life quality. Recently WHO organization classified migraine headache as 19the along with all
the disabling diseases. Data on sex related differences in migraine headache more marked overlapping iwht
migraine features in females’ subjects. We have conducted survey on gender difference and prevalence of
migraine having the sample size of 500 patients from Iraq.
We Selected Of 228 patients from 7-47 years who diagnosed with migraine headache according to Bagdad
General hospital record from December 2018 to September 2019. After consent form signed, subjects were
requested to fill questionnaire included demographic, clinical characteristics, history of sickness, duration of
it, time happened in the months, general health, and other questions
The primary outcome was women are more prone to migraine attacks than men. 2-4 hours of pain was the
most common period of headache along with triggering factor of stress and poor sleep. Migraine headache
is s chronic daily sickness which is severe, and major health problem and disorder that effect on life quality.
in summary, we would confirm that there is presence of distinct gender related differences in migraine
headaches add to some novel information that increase of level of migraine associated with family history.
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