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IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 83-87

The correlation between migraine headache and altitude in Western Region, kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Authors: Awad Saeed Alsamghan, Ayman Abdel Baki Ahmad, Naif Edah Alomairi, Qasem Muidh Alharthi, Fahad Saad Alharthi, Rayan Khalid Almalki, Hissa Ayedh Albogami, Nojood Abdullatif Althomali.

ABSTRACT

Background: Migraine is considered as a highly prevalent neurologic disorder, which is primarily known for its severe recurrent attacks. Research studies showed a link between migraine severity and some aggravating factors, such as temperature, food, stress, and altitude. Thus, the goal of this study was to find the correlation between migraine severity and altitude in western region of Saudi Arabia. Methodology: This qualitative, observational, retrospective study was conducted in 2019 through a self-administered questionnaire on 784 students. Medical students of second to fifth year from Taif University, Umm al Qura University and King Abdul-Aziz University were included in this study. The survey explored demographic data, migraine symptoms, and altitude relationship with these symptoms. Results: Females were at higher risk than males regarding the frequency and duration of headache. There was a significant correlation between stress, mainly studying stress and the occurrence of headache. There was also a clinical relationship between living in high altitudes and having headache attacks. Conclusion: An association was found between migraine severity and high altitude in medical students in Western region of Saudi Arabia.

Keywords:
Migraine, altitude, headache, Saudi Arabia


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The correlation between migraine headache and altitude in Western Region, kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Authors
Awad Saeed Alsamghan
Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine, King Khaled University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Ayman Abdel Baki Ahmad
Associate Professor, Consultant Family Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Naif Edah Alomairi
Associate Professor, Consultant Neurology, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Qasem Muidh Alharthi
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Taif University, Saudi Arabia
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Fahad Saad Alharthi
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Taif University, Saudi Arabia
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Rayan Khalid Almalki
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Taif University, Saudi Arabia
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Hissa Ayedh Albogami
Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Taif University, Saudi Arabia
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Nojood Abdullatif Althomali
Medical Student, College of Medicine, Taif University, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Qasem Muidh Alharthi, Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Taif University, Saudi Arabia.; gasim007@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 16 Oct 2019
Accepted 05 Dec 2019
Published online 25 Dec 2019
Published in print 13 Jan 2020

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Alsamghan AS, Ahmad AAB, Alomairi NE, Alharthi QM, Alharthi FS, Almalki RK, Albogami HA, Althomali NA. The correlation between migraine headache and altitude in Western Region, kingdom of Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 83-87. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571235008


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Alsamghan AS, Ahmad AAB, Alomairi NE, Alharthi QM, Alharthi FS, Almalki RK, Albogami HA, Althomali NA. The correlation between migraine headache and altitude in Western Region, kingdom of Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=69858 [Access: August 03, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571235008


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Alsamghan AS, Ahmad AAB, Alomairi NE, Alharthi QM, Alharthi FS, Almalki RK, Albogami HA, Althomali NA. The correlation between migraine headache and altitude in Western Region, kingdom of Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 83-87. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571235008


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Alsamghan AS, Ahmad AAB, Alomairi NE, Alharthi QM, Alharthi FS, Almalki RK, Albogami HA, Althomali NA. The correlation between migraine headache and altitude in Western Region, kingdom of Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited August 03, 2020]; 4(1): 83-87. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571235008


Harvard Style

Alsamghan, A. S., Ahmad, . A. A. B., Alomairi, . N. E., Alharthi, . Q. M., Alharthi, . F. S., Almalki, . R. K., Albogami, . H. A. & Althomali, . N. A. (2020) The correlation between migraine headache and altitude in Western Region, kingdom of Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (1), 83-87. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571235008


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Alsamghan, Awad Saeed, Ayman Abdel Baki Ahmad, Naif Edah Alomairi, Qasem Muidh Alharthi, Fahad Saad Alharthi, Rayan Khalid Almalki, Hissa Ayedh Albogami, and Nojood Abdullatif Althomali. 2020. The correlation between migraine headache and altitude in Western Region, kingdom of Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (1), 83-87. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571235008


Chicago Style

Alsamghan, Awad Saeed, Ayman Abdel Baki Ahmad, Naif Edah Alomairi, Qasem Muidh Alharthi, Fahad Saad Alharthi, Rayan Khalid Almalki, Hissa Ayedh Albogami, and Nojood Abdullatif Althomali. "The correlation between migraine headache and altitude in Western Region, kingdom of Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 83-87. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571235008


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alsamghan, Awad Saeed, Ayman Abdel Baki Ahmad, Naif Edah Alomairi, Qasem Muidh Alharthi, Fahad Saad Alharthi, Rayan Khalid Almalki, Hissa Ayedh Albogami, and Nojood Abdullatif Althomali. "The correlation between migraine headache and altitude in Western Region, kingdom of Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.1 (2020), 83-87. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571235008


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alsamghan, A. S., Ahmad, . A. A. B., Alomairi, . N. E., Alharthi, . Q. M., Alharthi, . F. S., Almalki, . R. K., Albogami, . H. A. & Althomali, . N. A. (2020) The correlation between migraine headache and altitude in Western Region, kingdom of Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (1), 83-87. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571235008


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