Migraine: a disease affecting women three times as much as men

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Women are three times more likely to suffer from migraine than men. Photo credit: mohamed Hassan/CC 2.0, via Pixabay

Migraine (yes, singular, like cancer or depression) is a disease that's not well understood. Some say it can be triggered by caffeine, dehydration, or even weather changes. Then suddenly, there's a thunderstorm of pain, light sensitivity, and nausea. Women are three times more likely to suffer from migraine than men. It can spark anywhere from once every few months -- to every day.

Credits

Guest:
Andrew Charles - M.D., Director of the UCLA Goldberg Migraine Program; Meyer and Renee Luskin Chair in Migraine and Headache Studies

Host:
Rico Gagliano

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Adriana Cargill