Migraine May Change Brain Permanently?
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Having migraines can raise the risk of brain lesions, white matter abnormalities, and changes in brain volume, according to researchers from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
In a study of six different population-based and 13 different clinic-based studies, researchers found those who suffer from migraines with aura have a 68 percent increased risk of white matter brain lesions, and those with migraine with no aura have a 34 percent increased risk. Those who suffer from migraine with aura also have a 44 percent increased risk of brain abnormalities than those who just have migraines with no aura.
Migraines affect between 10 and 15 percent of the population. Migraines with aura refer to migraines, which are preceded by symptoms before the headache occurs. These symptoms include temporary blindness, seeing spots, or feeling weak.
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SOURCE: Neurology, August 2013
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