Migraine Disease and Cardiovascular Diseases

 

MAGNUM teams with Help for Headaches and Migraine to bring you this article:

Studies have shown that Migraineurs are at increased risk for stroke and heart attack. Please take some time to read up on this, then talk to your doctor about managing your risk factors. There is a great deal we can do to prevent strokes and heart attacks.

by health writer and patient advocate Teri Robert
 

   

Migraine and Stroke Risk: What Did the Studies Say?

An interesting paper has been published that pulls together data from 14 studies, correlating and analyzing the data to offer a more conclusive overall picture. "Risk of ischaemic stroke in people with migraine: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies" uses data from studies conducted between 1966 and June of 2004, that examined the association between migraine and risk of ischemic stroke... Continue reading.
  

Migraine With Aura Linked to Cardiovascular Disease in Women

Over the last few years, there has been a great deal of discussion regarding Migraine disease and increased risk of stroke. There had not been, however, sufficient study of Migraine and cardiovascular disease (CVD) to either acknowledge or dismiss any connection between Migraine and CVD. Now, thanks to the Women's Health Study, which was conducted by the National Institutes of Health and followed various aspects of the participants' health for 10 years, there is new information surfacing... Continue reading.
 

Migraine Disease Linked To Cardiovascular Disease in Men

Over the last few years, there has been a great deal of discussion regarding Migraine disease and increased risk of stroke. There had not been, however, sufficient study of Migraine and cardiovascular disease (CVD) to either acknowledge or dismiss any connection between Migraine and CVD. Earlier this year (2006), information surfaced that provides compelling evidence of increased risk of cardiovascular disease in women over 45 with Migraine with aura. Now information from the Physicians Health Study has shown a link between Migraine disease and cardiovascular disease in men... Continue reading.

   

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