Migraine in Mexico generates multimillion annual losses
Source：The Yucatan Times
From：Taiwan Trade Center Mexico
According to the Mexican Association of Headaches and Migraine, In Mexico, only three out of ten people who suffer from migraine receive treatment for their illness, which is among the ten most incapacitating afflictions in our country, generating annual productivity losses of up to US $40 million in Mexico. The figure is equivalent to a loss of more than US $200 per minute.
As well, 24% of those who suffer migraine lose their jobs because of this medical condition that affects 20 million people in Mexico, that’s 15% of the population. This according to experts gathered in Merida to participate in the seminar “Understanding Migraine” which detailed that, on average, 14 million women and 6 million men suffer from this condition.
Faced with a migraine episode, it is very common for the patient to be unable to go to school or work. 90% of people report that they cannot work or function with a migraine episode, so personal, family and social activities are lost. Those who suffer from migraine episodes, avoid scheduling appointments or activities, and only return to their normal life until they feel better.
Among the experts who attended the seminar in Merida, were the President of the “Asociación Mexicana de Cefaleas y Migraña” (Mexican Association of Headaches and Migraine) and the President of the “Academia Mexicana de Neurología” (Mexican Academy of Neurology).