There are different types of headaches and migraines. Some types of migraines include neurological symptoms before the attack like visual problems, sensibility disturbances, movement and speech problems and others. Read more…
Out of the 12,844 participants 817 suffered from stroke. Among these the patients with migraine with aura wore 2.4 times more likely to have a stroke, compared to the ones not suffering from aura migraine. Moreover strokes linked to migraine affect younger people compared to typical strokes.
The link between migraine and stroke seems to be the affection of blood vessels in the brain and leading to the brain. However, further research is needed to explain exactly what is happening.
“If you get migraines with aura, make sure your stroke risk factors are assessed by your doctor,” said Souvik Sen, M.D., M.P.H., study author, University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, South Carolina.
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