Frequent attacks of headaches and migraine found to increase the risk of thyroid disorders, study suggests.
-A recent study, conducted at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine, was focused to evaluate the correlation of headache and risk towards thyroid.
-The researchers looked at the data of about 8,412 people enrolled in the Fernald Medical Monitoring Program (FMMP), a medical monitoring program designed to examine the health outcomes of the residents.
-The study suggested that people with pre-existing headache problems were at a risk (21%) of developing hypothyroidism. On the contrary, people with migraine were at an increased risk (41%) of developing thyroid problems.
-Additionally, the study suggests that gender (females), increasing age, obesity and hypopthyroid inducing medications are amongst the other triggers for hypothyroidism.
-Findings were published in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain