Those of us with both hypertension and Migraine who need preventive treatment would do well to discuss with our doctors the possible use of medications to treat hypertension to do double duty as Migraine preventives as well.
If you have both hypertension and Migraine, discuss your stroke risk factors with your doctor. Be sure to consider:
- oral contraceptives,
- other risk factors mentioned by your doctor.
- Migraine and Stroke Risk
- Migraine Disease Linked to Cardiovascular Disease in Men
- Migraine with Aura Linked To Cardiovascular Disease in Women
- More Research Links Migraine With Aura and Stroke in Women
- When to See a Doctor for a Migraine or Headache
- Migraine and Cardiovascular Disease Risks – Dangerous?
- Is Migraine a Progressive Brain Disease?
1 Nainggolan, Lisa. "Migraine could be risk factor for stroke." HeartWire. TheHeart.org. June 20, 2011.
2 Mancia, Guiseppe; Rosei, Enrico Agabiti; Ambrosioni, Etorre; Avino, Francesco, Carolei, Antonio; Daccò, Maurizio; Di Giacomo, Giovanni; Ferri, Claudio; Grazioli, Irene; Melzi, Gabriella; Nappri, Guiseppe; Pinessi, Lorenzo; Sandrini, Giorgio; Trimarco, Bruno; Zanchin, Giorgio; on behalf of the MIRACLES study group. "Hypertension and migraine comorbidity: prevalence and risk of cerebrovascular events: evidence from a large, multicenter, cross-sectional survey in Italy (MIRACLES study)." Journal of Hypertension 2011, 29:309–318..
Medical review by John Claude Krusz, PhD, MD