Children’s Migraines Have Detrimental Effect

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As someone who suffered through migraine headaches as a child, a recent article published at Huffington Post hits close to home. It raises awareness for parents and teachers that migraines in children are, potentially, a serious concern and are certainly worth investigating.

In a study of more than 5-thousand children in Brazil, researchers found that migraines had a profound impact on performance in school. For anyone that has experienced a migraine, this seems like an obvious observation.

Migraines can produce nausea, sensitivity to sound and light, intense pounding feeling in the head and can even affect vision. Those symptoms would definitely make it difficult to concentrate in class.

But, it’s important to note that some are under the misconception that children do not get migraines. According to the Cleveland clinic, however, about 10-percent of children under 15 have experienced a migraine.

They can be chronic or occassional, but ultimately, migraines in children are something to take seriously.

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