Does High Cholesterol Contribute To Migranes?

Question

Asked by blkadder

Does High Cholesterol Contribute To Migranes?

Does high cholesterol and high LDL have a connection with migranes?

Answer

I've not seen anything in the medical literature directly linking cholesterol levels to Migraines. However, it is possible for their to be some indirect connections. For one, anything that impacts our overhealth can impact Migraines. When our health is compromised, we can be more susceptible to our Migraine triggers.

Additionally, there is some research showing that Migraine disease can increase our risk of stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. It's nothing to become overly concerned over, but it is good reason to work with our doctors to reduce modifiable risk factors including cholesterol levels.

Here are some links with additional information:

Migraine and Stroke Risk

Migraine Disease Linked To Cardiovascular Disease in Men

Migraine With Aura Linked To Cardiovacular Disease in Women

Hope this helps!

Teri

Answered by Teri Robert