The Fred Sheftell MD Education Center has created an informative web page to give physicians information about the link between obesity and headaches or migraines.
The highlights of the report are that people who are overweight tend to have more headaches and migraines than people who achieve recommended weight levels.
As people get heavier, their risk of having severe headaches increases … and as they lose weight the risk decreases.
Exercise can also help to reduce the risk of headaches. Exercise can reduce stress levels, which cuts the risk of stress-related headaches.
Exercise and weight loss can also improve the function of blood vessels, and researchers have noticed a change in blood vessels when people suffer a migraine attack.
At present, based on the available data, we can confidently say that general or belly obesity increases the prevalence of episodic headache in those of younger adult age. In addition those who are obese and have episodic headache have a greater risk of developing chronic daily headache than those who are not obese.
View the doctor briefing on obesity and migraine at:
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