The Real Reason for Your Throbbing Pain
There has been a great deal of attention paid to the link between obesity and other dangerous conditions. Most people understand that if you are overweight or obese, your risk for high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease increases. However, some new research conducted at Johns Hopkins University has found a direct link between obesity and migraine headaches.
The researchers wanted to see if they could establish a link between the development of episodic migraine headaches and obesity. Episodic migraines are characterized by 0-14 episodes per month of pulsating pain located on one side of the head or face, lasting between several hours or days, aggravated by physical activity, and associated with photophobia (fear of light), nausea, and vomiting. Episodic migraine is much more common in females between the ages of 30-50 but it’s estimated that they occur in approximately 15% of the population.