Headaches are Linked to Hypothyroidism

22 Feb

We hear from Vincent Martin, MD. In hypothyroidism, the body does not produce enough thyroid hormone. This can lead to mood swings, weight gain, fatigue and other symptoms.

Recent finding:  People with a history of headache had 21% greater risk for hypothyroidism than people without a headache history…and people with migraines had 41% greater risk, If you have headaches: Talk to your doctor about being screened for hypothyroidism.

Source: Bottom Line Personal February 1, 2017 Vincent Martin, MD, is professor of medicine and co-director of the Headache and Facial Pain Center, Gardner Neuroscience Institute, University of Cincinnati, and coauthor of a study of 8,400 people, published in Headache: The Journal of Headache and Face Pain

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