Posted by Carolyn Martin on May 12th, 2020
Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease, Health Information
Tags: apps, children and teen health, consumer health, headaches, health apps, migraines, older adults, young adults
Do you experience migraines? You’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), about 12% of the U.S. population experiences migraines and occur in both children and adults.
Migraines may seem random, but there are many factors that might cause them, including stress, certain foods, and too much or too little sleep. Genetics may play a role but having a family history of migraines is common. In addition, migraines are associated with other medical conditions such as epilepsy, sleep disorders, and depression.
NINDS developed the Migraine Trainer app to help migraine sufferers take control of their migraines. It is designed for those 13 and older to help understand possible causes of migraines, and encourage engagement by creating an individual migraine management plan with the patient’s healthcare provider.
Users of the app can take note of when migraines happen, how long they last, and where the pain is. Tracking habits can help know what leads to migraines and what helps to manage them.
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