Saturday, November 17, 2012
Migraine Can Trigger Brain Injury Incidence Women
Migraine is a painful throbbing headache and most often occurs in women. Headaches can be cured and relapse, but new research suggests that migraine may potentially cause injury to the brain.
According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers found that the brains of women with migraine may develop lesions or lesions on the brain. During the 9 years of the study, brain lesions are evolving faster than women without lesions in the brain of migraine headaches.
This finding certainly raises concerns for migraine sufferers, because previous research has linked between certain types of brain lesions, called hyperintensities with an increased risk of stroke and dementia.
"If you suffer from migraines, immediately take extra precautions to minimize health risks. You can improve your lifestyle to prevent migraine such as quitting smoking, adequate sleep, and increase physical activity," said Deborah Friedman, MD, a researcher from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
The experts do not know for sure if the prevention and treatment of migraine can reduce the development of lesions in the brain. But at least to prevent a recurrence of migraine, can help you reduce pain that may worsen brain lesions.
The first time you need to do is keep track of migraine triggers, such as caffeine, alcohol, lack of sleep, and missed meals. Headaches caused by one of these factors can be addressed easily.
If migraines too bad, you can take care of a prescription or other alternative methods are more natural like acupuncture, massage, and take supplements of vitamin B2. This method has been shown to have potential benefit in preventing or treating migraine headaches.