We are the combination of four hospitals: the General Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Hospital and the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital. We are part of the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus: a world-leading health park where healthcare plays a crucial role.
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Migraines are a type of chronic headache characterised by repeated, very intense episodes that may stop the affected person from carrying out their daily activities. It is a very debilitating illness.
The World Health Organization considers a day with this illness to be as debilitating as tetraparesis, and it is considered the seventh most debilitating illness, in terms of years lost, suffering and lack of productivity.
You need to learn how a brain with a migraine functions: how a migraine manifests itself, what makes you more likely to suffer attacks or why it gives you a headache. This information is essential for managing the predisposition to suffer a migraine.
To manage the illness it is useful to put together a diary featuring the days and the scales to quantify the level of disability and the impact of the migraine on the patient’s life. Using the valuable data in these records, medical personnel are able to advise the best treatment for the person affected.
A migraine diary allows:
On the website www.midolordecabeza.org you will find, alongside online diaries for you to fill in, other patients, families and doctors interested in learning about migraines and other types of headache. As well as different resources to better control and manage migraines, with tips and blogs, there is also a forum to share your experiences.
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