Published On: Mon, Jun 6th, 2016

Migraine can be a reason for heart diseases

Top view of tired beautiful girl keeping hands on her temples while lying in bed

Top view of tired beautiful girl keeping hands on her temples while lying in bed

A new research study has revealed that women who suffer from migraines are at an elevated danger of mortality from heart diseases than those women who do not have a migraine.

A migraine is a basic headache disorder featured by regular headaches that are modest to severe. In general, the headaches affect one-half of the head, are vivacious in nature, and last from two to 72 hours. Related signs can involve nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, or smell.

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The results of the research study illustrated that women who accounted a migraine had an elevated danger for foremost cardiovascular disease involving heart attacks, strokes, and angina — a chest pain occurred by low blood flow to the heart. Furthermore, migraine was also related with an elevated jeopardy for cardiovascular mortality.

This relationship was same crosswise subgroups of women, involving by age, smoking status, hypertension, post-menopausal hormone therapy and oral contraceptive use.

Tobias Kurth from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the US further stated that “These results of the study further add to the evidence that a migraine should be considered an important risk marker for cardiovascular disease, at least in women,”

To conduct the research study — which was presented in The BMJ — the team of the researchers examined associations amid a migraine, cardiovascular disease, and mortality. They analyzed 115,541 women aged between 25-42 years from 1989-2011.

In the research, generally, 17,531 (15.2 percent) women reported a migraine. More than the 20 years of record, 1,329 total cardiovascular disease occasions happened and 223 women died because of cardiovascular disease.

Rebecca Burch from Harvard Medical School continued by saying that “It’s time to add a migraine to the list of early life medical conditions that are markers for later life cardiovascular risk,”

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.