Migraines are connected with the lack of vitamins.
(Mirror Daily, United States) – We live in a century where the level of stress is more and more dangerous. Therefore, the risk of migraines is even higher.
These severe headaches seem like something that should not represent much of a problem. However, doctors have not managed to find a proper treatment against them.
The difference between migraines and headaches is that a migraine is a very intense headache connected with other symptoms such as nausea, sensitivity to sound and light.
In addition to this, people who suffer from chronic migraines have a higher risk of developing heart disease or of being the victim of a cardiac event. Until now, experts accounted for many possible causes that could lead to migraines.
But based on the latest research, they discovered that the lack of vitamins might be a leading cause. Vitamin deficiency is a common thing among American children because of the unhealthy diet. Plus, many teenagers and young adults suffer from the same deficiencies.
During the study, scientists analyzed three groups of children, adolescents, and young adults to determine whether they had a lack of vitamins and how would that influence migraine occurrence.
Based on the results, experts established that all of them had deficiencies in coenzyme Q10, a vitamin present in every cell and is used to produce energy for cell growth, riboflavin, and vitamin D.
According to Suzanne Hagler, MD, lead author of the study and a Headache Medicine doctor in the Division of Neurology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, further research is needed to find out if vitamin supplementation will tackle migraines in every patient. Plus, they still need to establish if patients with vitamin deficiency need just a supplementation or other medication as well.
It is also worth mentioning that boys and young men had a higher deficiency of vitamin D, whereas girls and young women were more like to have coenzyme Q10 deficiencies. Furthermore, patients who suffered from chronic migraines had a higher lack of riboflavin and coenzyme Q10 than those suffering from episodic migraines.
Until now, the patients who proved to have a very low vitamin level were given supplements. Still, it is not clear yet whether the lack of vitamins is the only cause of migraines. Hopefully, researchers will double their efforts to find a treatment as soon as possible.
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