PREGNANT with HEADACHE, Risk of Stroke and Heart Attack
Pregnancy is a happy time for every woman. This is why it should be free from worries and complications. Let's see how migraine complicate course of pregnancy and possible natural treatments.
One of these is migraine. In fact, a recent study by the Department of Neurology at Wake Forest University in the USA (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25304764 ) shows that women who suffer from migraines, or headaches in general, are more exposed to risk of preeclampsia (one of pregnancy's hypertensive diseases ). This is linked to a 17-fold increased risk of stroke and with a four-fold increase in risk of acute myocardial infarction.
Migraine also causes an increase in risk of maternal stroke in the perinatal period (period between 28th week of gestation and 28th day after the birth of fetus). https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaneurology/article-abstract/2766569
Migraine sufferers can make use of the drugs that are usually used in this disease, i.e. painkillers, anti-inflammatory , triptans and more. However, when a woman is pregnant, using these drugs can be dangerous and then contraindicated for adverse effects. What, then, can be solution to this problem? It exists and is a natural cure for pregnancy headache.
Indeed, a natural cure for migraine would be desirable in all people suffering from this pathology. However, whether for lack of time, inattention or other reasons, drugs we mentioned are used, sometimes underestimating consequences that can be had over time. They are represented by damage to stomach, vascular system, kidneys and heart.
There are many mechanisms that come into play in migraine during pregnancy. They are represented by an increase in fibrinogen that begins at onset of pregnancy, is accentuated in third trimester and in first weeks after childbirth. It predisposes to thrombosis. Then, there is an increase in reactive oxygen species (free radicals), which also involve the newborn, especially if preterm (birth whose labor takes place between 22nd week and complete 37th week of gestation). These mechanisms become more aggressive if predisposing conditions exist (eg if already suffer from migraines).
Then, natural cure for migraine is possible and necessary thanks to action of phytotherapeutic substances such as Rhodiola rosea and Vitis vinifera. They have anti free radicals, anti-inflammatory, antiplatelet action, nourishing blood vessel wall. Together with other natural substances, such as flavoproteins and coenzymes, they contribute effectively and not harmful to restoration of metabolism. All this contributes to rebalancing of altered body environment and, therefore, to treating migraines in pregnancy with natural products.