What are some neurological disorders

The ten most common neurological disorders

The primary chronic headaches are a group of headaches which, because of their daily occurrence, lead to a considerable impairment of the quality of life of those affected. [1] Headaches are common: up to 70 percent of the population suffer from episodic tension headaches, ten to twelve percent from migraines, one percent from drug abuse headaches and four percent from chronic headaches. [1] Chronic headaches are those that occur 15 days a month over a period of more than three months. Women suffer from chronic headaches more often than men. There is a comorbidity of chronic headache with obesity, diabetes and osteoarthritis. [1] In neurology, headache types such as migraines are particularly common. Typical features of migraines are one-sided, pulsating, throbbing headache attacks. They are often accompanied by loss of appetite, nausea, and sensitivity to light and noise. In some cases, abnormal sensations of the skin, paralysis, speech or visual disturbances can precede the headache as aura symptoms. The triggers for a migraine attack include stress, certain foods or hormonal fluctuations.

Reference: 1. Straube A: Therapy of episodic and chronic tension-type headache and other chronic daily headaches: guidelines for diagnosis and therapy in neurology 2015.