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The National Headache
Foundation in Chicago claims that over 45
million Americans, (more than the 33 million
sufferers of asthma, diabetes and coronary heart
disease combined), get chronic, recurring headaches.
Of these, 28 million suffer from migraines annually,
and 90% of all headaches are tension headaches.
It is estimated that industry loses $50
billion per year due to absenteeism and medical
expenses caused by headache, and migraine sufferers
lose more than 157 million workdays each year.
According to a study
published in the April 1999 issue of the Archives
of Internal Medicine, migraine costs American
employers $13 billion per year due to missed work
and reduced productivity.
Foundation also reports that more than $4 billion is
spent annually on over-the-counter pain relievers
for headache and that 70% of all migraine sufferers
Studies have reported that
5-10% of the population seeks medical aid for the
relief of disabling headaches. A 2003 Marketdata
Enterprises pain management programs study found
that 8.6% of pain patients were treated for this
condition (vs. 9.5% in 2001).
Types of Headaches
Headaches fall into three
main categories: muscle contraction, vascular, and
those organically caused.
Stress, fatigue or hidden depression may act as
catalysts. Some get tension headaches occasionally,
while others experience them daily. Doctors may
treat chronic tension headaches with
anti-depressants or beta blockers.
occur when blood vessels in the scalp expand and
contract to prod...
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