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Migraine and Headache Awareness week is 20 – 24th September 2021. Read on to find out about online sessions during the week. We also cover general information and apps and diaries to help track migraines and headaches.

Migraine is a complex genetic neurological disorder that affects up to 1 in 5 people. It is a spectrum disorder, rendering some completely incapacitated during an attack. Others can live relatively normal lives with only the occasional attack. Migraine is an invisible disability, not a temporary condition, nor something that will go away. There is not yet a cure developed for migraine, however, in most cases, it can be managed.

Headache is a common pain. There are 3 common types of headaches, these are

  • tension-type headaches,
  • cluster headaches, and
  • sinus headaches (also called rhinosinusitis headache).

You can read about other different types of headaches here.

Online seminars are scheduled during headache and migraine awareness week. These are facilitated by Migraine and Headache Australia

Each session will include a discussion on a particular topic. Sessions will include a live audience Q&A.

Topics include

  • Self-care and trigger management
  • New preventative treatments
  • COVID-19, Vaccinations & Headache: Symptoms, Interactions & Other Concerns
  • Patient Panel – Living With A Headache Disorder
  • Atmospheric Pressure & Headache: The Highs & Lows

Throughout the week, there will be a release of other related articles and topics.

Join the National Headache Register if you suffer chronic headaches or migraines. It’s free, anonymous and will allow you to attend Migraine & Headache Awareness Week 2021. For more information and registration, visit Migraine and Headache awareness week.

If you are new to migraines and headaches, you can try a number of useful apps to track your symptoms and beware of triggers. Migraine Buddy is generally known as one of the best. You can read more about Migraine Diaries and Apps at Migraine Australia or at Headache and Migraine Diaries.

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