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Migraines Up Risk of Stroke 50%!

Updated on March 15, 2012
The link between migraine and stroke is now confirmed.
The link between migraine and stroke is now confirmed.

If You Suffer From Migraines, You Chance a Stroke!

Ischemic stroke is the most common type, the one that occurs when a clot interrupts blood flow to the brain.

The American Journal of Medicine has now reported that people who suffer from migraines are twice as likely to suffer an ischemic stroke as those who don't suffer from the headaches, although they're not quite sure why.

The link between migraine and stroke is now confirmed!

Why Do Migraine Sufferers Risk Stroke?

The reasons for the link are unknown, but researchers believe the underlying factors that affect both migraine and stroke may be the culprits, including: smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes. Age and weight are also considerations.

One theory proffered by researchers is that migraine causes constriction and swelling of blood vessels in the brain and impairment of blood vessels in the body, which may lead to stroke. 

If YOU smoke, cut the habit!
If YOU smoke, cut the habit!

Madam Aphrodite™ Speaks…

While the link between migraines and stroke has been confirmed, it's obvious that controlling the underlying factors that could contribute to both be addressed. That means keeping your weight and sugar under control, and your blood pressure in check. It's also not a bad idea to exercise regularly! And for your sake, quit smoking!

CAUTION: The information included herein is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.

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      Erica Sanchez 6 years ago from California

      Does it really? I may have to research it. thanks for the tips!!

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      Madam Aphrodite 6 years ago from USA

      I am so sorry... Please read my Hub about Botox® and how it provides relief for migraine sufferers.

      https://hubpages.com/health/Migraines-Get-Botox-fo...

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      Erica Sanchez 6 years ago from California

      I have migraines every day :(