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.


   WHAT are they the MECHANISMS underlying Migraine in Pregnancy

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


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 (e.g. if already suffer from



      What are the RISKS associated in Pregnancy Migraine

One of these is migraine. In fact, a recent study by the Department of

Neurology  at Wake Forest University in the USA

( ) 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).


     HOW it is TREATED the Pregnancy Migraine in the TRADITIONAL way

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 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.


              WHAT NATURAL CARE for Migraine in Pregnancy 

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 the restoration of metabolism. All this leads

to the rebalancing of an altered body environment and to a reinstatement of the

immune system normal functions.