A joint team of researchers from the University of Cincinnati and The Montefiore Headache Center, have come up with that study that is actually capable of establishing a link between asthma and a neurological disorder known as chronic migraine. Study finds a link between asthma and chronic migraines.
According to their own estimates, people who are suffering from asthma are twice as likely to come down with a case of severe migraines. As we know, both asthma and migraine are the result of an inflammation taking place in our body.
Now, let’s get a few facts straight. Migraines are a little more severe that you usual, run-of-the-mill headache, and it would seem that those who suffer from asthma are will probably be stuck with also this condition. Professor Vincent Martin, the head of the study said, in a press release, that there is indeed a strong connection between asthma and chronic migraines. And that those who suffer from a severe case of asthma could develop, over time, kind of neurological disorder.
In order to verify their claims, the team of researchers conducted two surveys, between 2008 and 2009. Over 4000 people were enrolled in this brand new study. The group’s average ages was estimated at 50.4 years. Another peculiar thing, when looking at the group’s consistency was to discover that almost 80 percent of the participants were women. The larger group was split in two smaller groups. The first groups consisted of those who suffer from asthma and the second group comprised of people who were asthma-free.
As we said, the research team conducted two surveys between 2008 and 2009. Their aim was to ascertain if there is indeed an indication that asthma could actually increase the incidence of chronic migraine. When filling in the surveys, the participants were asked to provide a couple of data regarding their eating habits. Also, they were asked about smoking.
As the result rolled in, the team discovered that those who actually have asthma are twice as likely to develop a chronic migraine. Professor Martin again came to stress out the importance of their findings. He declared that, in the past, the best indicator that patient could come down with a chronic migraine was depression. But, lately, it would seem that asthma turned out to be quite a games changer. The same professor told the reporters that asthma turned out to be the best indicator or chronic migraines.
The study and its conclusions were published in the Headache journal.