What are the predisposing vascular risk factors for migraine headache?

Updated: Oct 21, 2019
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Predisposing vascular risk factors for migraine include the following [27] :

  • Increased levels of C-reactive protein

  • Increased levels of interleukins

  • Increased levels of TNF-alpha and adhesion molecules (systemic inflammation markers)

  • Oxidative stress and thrombosis

  • Increased body weight

  • High blood pressure

  • Hypercholesterolemia

  • Impaired insulin sensitivity

  • High homocysteine levels

  • Stroke

  • Coronary heart disease


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