Migraine headaches are unlikely to result in death or brain damage. However, migraine with aura may be associated with an elevated risk of cardiovascular events as well as an increased risk of stroke.
This article examines the possibility of mortality from migraine as well as the probable complications that may occur.
It also examines the long-term health repercussions of migraine and when a person should seek medical attention. Read on to find out more.
Can Migraines Kill You?
A large-scale 2020 research in women found no relationship between migraine and all-cause mortality. This includes migraine with or without aura, as well as a history of migraine. The phrase “all-cause death” refers to all deaths in the population, regardless of the reason.
However, the researchers discovered that migraine with aura might raise mortality risk due to cardiovascular events.
According to the American Migraine Foundation (AMF), migraines may raise the risk of cardiac disease, including heart attacks and angina.
Migraine may also significantly raise the risk of stroke, coronary events, and other associated deaths. It may also increase the risk of heart disease due to decreased blood flow.
Although the actual cause of migraine and cardiovascular difficulties is unknown, it might be related to inflammation, blood clotting, or abnormalities with the artery lining.
Migraine and stroke have also been linked. Migrainous infarction, a stroke that occurs during a migraine episode, may occur in certain situations.
According to the AMF, stroke may occur outside of a migraine headache and is more common in those who have