Migraines may double the possibility of stroke

Twenty-one international studies conducted from 1975 through 2007, which involved over 622,000 adults, have resulted in finding a link between migraines and higher rates of ischemic stroke (the most common type of stroke).

People who suffer with migraines once or more per month were at twice the risk of having a stroke, even after factoring in variations like age, weight, blood pressure, diabetes and smoking.

The results of these findings are not fully understood. Some researchers like Dr. Saman Nazarian (an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore) said “It’s likely, however, that a common underlying process contributes to both migraines and stroke risk.”

One theory is that migraines may be an indication of a dysfunctional vascular system.

That theory aligns with a comment from Dr. Saman Nazarian (a senior researcher and an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore) who said it’s likely that a common underlying process contributes to both migraines and stroke risk. Dr. Nazarian went on to recommend that migraine sufferers should be vigilant in controlling any modifiable risk factors that they may have which would include diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking.

Read the entire article from Reuters here.

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Combat Migraines with Isotonic Antioxidants

Woman SoldierMigraines plague approximately 30 million people in the United States with 75% of that number consisting of women.

The treatment of migraines has spurred the creation of a myriad of pain management centers, medications, books, diets, procedures and approaches.  Addressing the physiological and/or environmental causes and then determining the appropriate solution can be daunting at best. Fortunately, many people have found relief from migraines by using nutritional antioxidants and anti-inflammatories.

Free radicals destroy and damage cells. Our bodies are equipped to handle free radicals to a certain degree, but factors such as illness, toxins, and stress can overwhelm the normal production of cellular antioxidants. This results in an imbalance that can set the stage for migraines. Supporting cellular function and immune response with potent and well-researched antioxidants can not only inhibit migraines, it also contributes to disease resistance and anti-aging.

Using isotonic formulas are a terrific way of ingesting anti-inflammatories and antioxidants. Isotonic solutions are the perfect balance of solids to liquids which allows them to pass rapidly from the stomach to the small intestine for maximum absorption.

Some highly effective anti-inflammatories and antioxidants that migraine sufferers are often lacking in are:

  • Magnesium and Calcium
  • B-Complex
  • Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPC’s)
  • Vitamin D
  • Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
  • L-Tryptophan
  • Omega 3 Fish Oils

Fortunately all of these recommendations are available through SHOP.COM and meet these high standards. Drinkable, delicious and up to 95% absorbed these Isotonix® products, along with the others, are amazingly effective.

Isotonix Magnesium
Isotonix® Calcium Plus

Isotonix® Activated B-Complex
Isotonix OPC-3®
Isotonix® Vitamin D with K2
Isotonix® Coenzyme Q10
Isotonix® L-Tryptophan
HeartHealth™ Essential Omega 3 Fish Oil with Vitamin E