Study says women suffering from aura migraine may be at higher risk of heart attack
Research has found that women suffering from migraine with visual disturbances like flashing lights, called aura may be at higher risk of heart attack and stroke.
A study of about 28,000 women showed that migraine with aura was the second-strongest individual contributor to danger of heart attack and stroke after high blood pressure.
The second study found that women who suffer from migraines with aura and who use newer forms of birth control may have a higher risk of blood clots.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said, “About 30 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches and about 1 in 5 will experience an aura where they see flashing lights or blind spots 10 minutes to 30 minutes before an attack.” Kurth, Director of Research at INSERM, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research in Bordeaux said, “Migraine with aura is aystrong relative contributor to increased risk of cardiovascular disease events.”
The 27, 860 women from the Women’s Health Study who were included in the 15 year research, 1435 had migraine with aura.
Another study found that men and women who suffer from migraine with aura had higher risk of dying from stroke or heart disease, as well as from all causes.
Besides, those who did not have aura with their migraine headaches had no increased danger. The findings state that those with aura migraines should try to make changes in their lives associated with a lower risk of heart attack or stroke.
The preliminary findings also state that a large proportion of women who suffer from migraine with aura and used combined hormonal birth control at some point had an elevated risk for blood clot complications like deep vein thrombosis compared to those who did not use the contraceptives.