Genes, migraines, stroke.  Overall, there is absolutely no doubt that migraines are NOT a problem isolate to the head.  They are a problem with the health of the overall patient.  This is why we see an increased risk of conditions like stroke and heart disease in migraine sufferers.

Without looking in depth as to the reasons WHY a migraine is occurring, we can’t . Meds do NOTHING to change the risk of other diseases. In this article, we see links between homocystein, migraine with aura and a genetic uniqueness (called a “SNP”) in the way we use folic acid. When it comes to SNPs, the MTHFR is probably the absolute most important one for you to be aware of. There ARE simple genetic test kits that can help.

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.