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Migraine Risks - Some Perspective

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Over the last few years, we've seen research statistics demonstrating that having Migraine disease increases our risks of other health problems such as stroke, cardiovascular disease, and brain damage. The mainstream news media and some bloggers have reported these findings with sensationalized headlines that had people in a panic running to their doctors in fear. You're bound to have seen headlines such as "Stroke Risk Doubles for Migraine Sufferers."

On the other end of the spectrum, on the rare occasions when Migraine sufferers are shown to possibly have a lower risk for another health issue, the media and those bloggers come up with headlines that sound as if having Migraines will save our lives or are really a good thing - headlines such as "Migraine's Silver Lining" or "Migraines Prevent Breast cancer!"

I think not!

So, where does the truth lie? Usually somewhere between "The Sky Is Falling" and "Enduring World Peace Achieved."

Let's take a look at some of these reported risks and supposed benefits of having Migraine disease and put them in perspective...

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