Did you know that over 31 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches? Women have migraines at a rate of 3x that of men. When it comes to health costs, those that suffer from migraines have 2.5 times the cost of those that do not have them.
Employers should care about migraines with there employees and their families. In fact, when an employee who has migraines has an attack, it can last from 72 hours to a week which can affect absenteeism, presenteeism, and overall engagement drastically.
Prevention is the key and employers can provide a variety of preventive steps including reducing triggers, taking medication which can prevent the onset, and offer quiet rooms to help them when they do have an attack during the workday.
Click the following links to read more about the facts in this issue brief and Ways to Work with Migraines. Please visit the Midwest Business Group on Health's Toolkit for more resources.