Migraine is associated with an increased prevalence of lifestyle-related disorders

Takeaway

  • Migraine or severe headache is comorbid with stroke, heart disease, hypertension, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); younger adults are more likely to report these chronic health conditions if they have migraine or severe headache.

Why this matters

  • The observed relationship between migraine or severe headache and chronic health conditions supports the need for further research to elucidate the biological foundations of these associations and identify the shared pathways.