New Study Shows The Shocking Impact Of Migraine On Aussies

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A new report has shown the devastating impact that migraines have on Australians.

The study by Deloitte Access Economics details the economic impact that the debilitating condition can have, with a total loss of $35.7 billion every year.

Migraines affect 4.9 million Aussies, with 71 per cent of these people women.

Relationships are affected, as well the ability to be productive with work.

"Nineteen per cent of people with migraine are not employed, relevant to the matched general population," Deloitte's Lynne Pezzullo told the Hit Newsroom.

"For people who do have work, those with episodic migraines lose 11 workdays, while those with chronic migraines lose 30 work days."

The financial cost includes $14.3 billion in health care treatment and $16.3 billion in productivity lost each year.

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