Nearly 36 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches which make it difficult for them to fulfill work obligations and other responsibilities. While many of these headaches occur without much warning, some come with telltale signs. Sadly, new research suggests that these signals may also be a sign of other serious issues that could be life threatening.

More Prone to Strokes

HeadacheA recent study suggests that women who experience visual auras before or during migraine attacks are at an increased risk for stroke. Presented at the International Headache Congress in Boston, the research included 28,000 women who either experienced no migraines, migraines accompanied by aura, or migraines without any aura. In the end, the researchers found that women who experienced migraine aura were at a much higher risk for suffering hemorrhagic or ischemic strokes.

Are All Headaches Dangerous?

According to this recent study, migraines without aura didn’t appear to increase a person’s risk for stroke. That said, these headaches are every bit as debilitating as traditional migraines, especially since they tend to come on without any warning whatsoever.

When it’s Not a Migraine

Many times, TMD sufferers mistake their debilitating chronic headaches for migraines. If your headaches don’t come with light sensitivity, aura, visual impairment or tingling of the skin; there’s reason to suspect that something else is at play. Additionally, if the headaches are accompanied by chewing difficulties, facial tenderness, jaw pain and/or tinnitus; there’s strong reason to suspect that temporomandibular joint disorder is causing the problem.

A Simple Solution

Migraine sufferers often suffer their whole lives without findings any sort of relief from their problems. On the other hand, if you suffer from severe TMD headaches, there’s a simple solution. Dr. Berry provides a targeted treatment plan that corrects TMD at its source. Patients experience complete relief from every TMD symptoms, including headaches. To learn more, please call (303) 691-0267 at the TMJ Therapy & Sleep Center of Colorado.