How much does asthma increase the risk for migraine headache?

Updated: Oct 21, 2019
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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According to one study, a history of asthma may predict chronic migraine in individuals who have episodic migraine. Results show that study participants with asthma had a greater than twofold risk for progression to chronic migraine compared with those without asthma. The highest risk was found among those with the greatest number of respiratory symptoms. [70]


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