Allergies may Exacerbate Severity of Headaches During Migraine Attacks

by Kathy Jones on  November 26, 2013 at 7:56 PM General Health News
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A new study published in the journal Cephalalgia reveals that people who have allergies experience more severe headaches during their migraine attacks compared to migraine suffers who do not have any allergies.
 Allergies may Exacerbate Severity of Headaches During Migraine Attacks
Allergies may Exacerbate Severity of Headaches During Migraine Attacks
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Researchers from Montefiore Medical Center, Vedante Research and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University studied nearly 6,000 people who were part of the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention Study and asked them whether they had any allergies, with an answer of yes meaning they had rhinitis.

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The researchers found that around two-thirds of migraine sufferers had rhinitis and they experienced around 33 percent greater frequency of headaches compared to those without any allergies.

"We are not sure whether the rhinitis causes the increased frequency of headaches or whether the migraine attacks themselves produce symptoms of rhinitis in these patients. What we can say is if you have these symptoms, you are more likely to have more frequent and disabling headaches", lead researcher Vincent Martin said.



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