People with migraine problem need to be careful as their condition it seems may lead to other grave issues as well. A study claims that individuals suffering from migraine could be at augmented thereat of experiencing a heart attack and other threat factors for heart disease.

The study included around 6,102 people having migraine and approximately 5,243 people devoid of migraine. The subjects responded to queries regarding headaches, treatment, general health and any detected heart conditions.

Study author Marcelo E. Bigal, MD, PhD, with Merck Research Laboratories and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. Bigal is also a member of the American Academy of Neurology commented, “While the overall risk of heart problems in people with migraine is small, these findings are consistent with other studies showing people with migraine are more likely to suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, which are risk factors for heart disease.”

The study discovered that individuals who suffered from migraines appeared to be twice as probable to undergo a heart attack as opposed to people devoid of migraines i.e. around 4.1 percent of people with migraine as against 1.9 percent of those without migraine. The threat appeared to be almost three-fold more for people who went through migraine with aura, or sensations like seeing flashing lights that come prior to the migraine headache, as opposed to people not having migraines.

Moreover, it was discovered that people having migraine with aura seemed to have one and half times more chances to suffer from diabetes and high cholesterol against people devoid of migraine.

The study was published in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.