We know the toll a migraine can take on your mind and body, but now research shows it may also have long-lasting effects on the brain structure.
In a study published in the journal Neurology, scientists debunk a previous theory that the disorder does not have long-term consequences for the brain. Instead, they say, migraines raise the risk of brain lesions, white matter abnormalities and altered brain volume compared to people without the condition. Scientists also found that the association was even stronger in those with migraines with aura with increased the risk of white matter brain lesions by 68% compared to 34% in those with non-aura migraines.
Given that migraines affect 10-to-15% of the general population, scientists hope they can use these findings to study the association of brain structure changes to attack frequency. Researchers says they also want to find out how the brain lesions may influence brain function.
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