Compared to Episodic Migraineurs, Chronic Migraineurs are Sicker, Poorer and More Depressed
These health problems included asthma, bronchitis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity. In addition, they were about 40 percent more likely to have heart disease and angina and 70 percent more likely to have had a stroke.Furthermore, the researchers found that one in three chronic migraineurs receives inadequate treatment. This mirrors what experts in the field say: while episodic migraineurs can receive adequate treatment from their primary care physicians or just about any neurologist, chronic migraineurs need to be treated by headache specialists.
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Content by Diana E. Lee.
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