Health Risk of Unmanaged Migraines

Health Risk of Unmanaged Migraines

Health Risk of Unmanaged MigrainesDid you know that 1 billion people suffer from migraines worldwide1? The agony of migraine headaches is widespread. Proper management of migraines is essential to your overall health.

Unmanaged migraines can lead to serious health issues, such as:

  • Stroke: When blood flow stops to your brain, a stroke occurs. Migraines double your risk of stroke.
  • Visual Changes: Migraines can lead to periods of visual loss or alterations.
  • Seizure: In people with epilepsy, migraines can trigger an episode. Rapidly firing neurons can bring on sudden symptoms of an epilepsy attack.
  • Chronic Pain: Migraine increases your risk of developing chronic pain syndromes like fibromyalgia.
  • Hypertension: Women who suffer from migraines have higher blood pressure and an increase in hypertension.
  • Mood Disorders: Depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder affect those with migraine disorder at higher rates.

The health effects of migraines can remain long after the headache has subsided. Migraine is a neurological disease that should not be left untreated.

Although there isn't a cure, there are treatment options to help. North Suffolk Neurology can help manage your migraines to improve your health and quality of life.

North Suffolk Neurology is a full-service Neurology, Headache Medicine, and Sleep Medicine practice committed to helping our patients and their families maintain and improve their health.,or%20struggles%20with%20migraine%20themselves