Migraine is associated with increased risk of dementia, research

Migraine affects 15 percent of the world’s population and most young and middle-aged people suffer from it.

 

London: Half a headache is associated with an increased risk of developing dementia, according to a new study.

In the study, published in the Journal of Headache and Pain, the researchers looked at data from the Korean National Health Insurance Screening from 2002 to 2019 to determine whether patients with migraine had a higher risk of dementia than those who did not.

A total of 88,390 people were examined by the scientists, out of which 44,195 people were suffering from migraine while the remaining 44,195 people were not suffering from migraine.
Migraine is a neurological problem with severe headaches and often carries ‘aura’ symptoms with it. This symptom carries the risk of stroke and heart attack.

Migraine affects 15 percent of the world’s population and most young and middle-aged people suffer from it, while dementia affects older people.

In this new study, scientists examined the risks of different types of dementia after being diagnosed with migraine in a 16-year study.

In the study, 139.6 cases of dementia were reported for every 10,000 patients suffering from migraine, compared to 107.7 cases in patients who did not have dementia.

The researchers said that migraine patients were more likely to suffer from dementia


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