A new study shows that Being Obese or Underweight Both Can Increase Risk of Migraine. So, who are suffering from migraine it is critical that they maintain an ideal body weight and remain healthy.
Migraine is a headache disorder in which people can suffer recurring headaches that usually affect the middle of the head and pulsate in nature. These can be accompanied with nausea and sensitivity to light and sound.
A recently study found that people who get migraines have a different blood vessel structure in their brains compared to those who do not get migraines.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that at least half of the world’s adult population between the ages of 18 and 65 has experienced a headache in the past year. Of these people, at least 30 percent have had a migraine – recurrent and painful headache from moderate to severe intensity.
There is no permanent cure for migraine, as headaches can come from a variety of causes. But a group of American scientists are suggesting that staying fit and staying at a healthy weight may be the best way to beat migraine. The study appeared in the journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
According to Researchers, Being Obese or Underweight Both Can Increase Risk of Migraine.
Researchers study all available documents on body mass index (BMI) and migraine. In this meta-analysis, 12 studies with 2, 88, 981 participants were examined. Obesity was defined as a BMI of 30 or more, while underweight was defined as having a BMI of less than 18.5.
The findings showed that obese people had a 27 percent increased risk of developing migraine compared to those with normal weight. On the other hand, those who were underweight were 13 percent more likely to have migraine.
Researchers also warn that the risk of obesity and migraine is more common in women and amongst younger people. This, they say, is probably because they carry more fat than men in their middle zone that has been linked to chronic headaches.
“More research is needed to determine whether efforts to help people lose or gain weight could lower their risk for migraine,” said study author B. Lee Peterlin in a news release.
“It’s not clear how body composition could affect migraine. Adipose tissue, or fatty tissue, secretes a wide range of molecules that could play a role in developing or triggering migraine,” explained Peterline, the study author.
“It’s also possible that other factors such as changes in physical activity, medications, or other conditions such as depression play a role in the relationship between migraine and body composition,” said Peterline.
The exact cause of migraine remains obscure. It is believed that some type of abnormal brain activity is the fault and can also be triggered by fatigue or stress. But these reasons and the effects of migraine may differ from person to person.
There is no permanent cure for migraine. But some home remedies like drinking ginger tea, inhaling rosemary oil or applying nutmeg paste on the forehead which can help soothe a throbbing head.
Migraine is one of the most common headache disorders. It often begins at puberty and affects women more than men because of hormonal influences. The pain that accompanies migraine is often unilateral, pulsating, and lasts for hours, or even days, according to the World Health Organization.
So, always try to stay in shape to beat the migraine.
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