6 Health Risks Increased by Migraines Most People Ingore

2. Strokes

A stroke caused by a blood clot can seriously impair physical and mental functions, including loss of speech and memory. Prevention magazine noted that a link between strokes and migraines has been proven by a study, and “that link was especially strong among women who suffered migraines accompanied by an aura.” An aura refers to the telltale symptoms just before a migraine peak.

This particular link said that women who have “aura” migraines are 400-percent more likely to have a stroke. The study attributes the connection to restricted blood flow—it is believed that migraines are the result of blood vessels being constricted in the brain from certain triggers such as stress.