Study Revealed: Constant Migraines in Women Linked to High Risk of Stroke

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A new study has shown that women who suffer from migraines have a high risk of stroke.

The study was presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016.

The research started in 1996 and it spanned for 3 years.

Between 1996 and 1999, researchers stayed on the health of about 900 women in the United States who showed signs of heart disease.

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According to HealthDay, about 80 percent of the women were white and the average age was 58.

Results showed that women with a history of headaches had 83 percent risk of being affected by cardiovascular problems, particularly stroke or a heart attack than women who didn’t have any case of migraines within the period of research.

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Women with migraines were more than twice as likely to have a stroke during the study than women who didn’t have the headaches.

The research was considered to be important because “migraine is generally not considered a risk factor for cardiovascular disease”, said Cecil Rambarat,  study lead author.

“Maybe providers need to factor in migraine headaches as a potential risk factor for cardiovascular disease among women; this is not being done currently,” she advised.

Previous studies have also shown a connection between stroke risk and migraines.

Older people with a history of migraines have double the odds of ischemic brain infarction, sometimes referred to as a silent stroke compared to those without migraines, Medical Daily reports.

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