Migraine increases cardiovascular risk

09-03-2018 TOPBigBang

People with hypertension combined with migraines are more likely to suffer a stroke than those who only have hypertension, according to a study published in the Journal Hypertension accident.


This may be because both migraines and cardiovascular disease may have originated by endothelial dysfunction, which is the tissue that lines the inside of blood vessels. "The endothelium plays an important role as secreting nitric oxide, a potent vasodilator. When the endothelium does not perform its function properly can cause circulation problems, affecting arteries and not allowing the proper exchange of nutrients and waste" explains Dr. Angel Cequier, vice president of the Spanish Society of Cardiology.


In addition, another study has shown that people with migraines are more likely to have diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol.
Migraine affects between 12 and 16 percent of the population and is more common among women. The Spanish Heart Foundation recommends that people suffering from this disease have a deeper understanding of their cardiovascular risk factors control.