Migraine sufferers may be suffering silent strokes

By WEEK Producer

May 16, 2014 Updated May 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM CDT

Migraine sufferers might also be suffering from “silent strokes".

A study of older adults finds increased evidence of these silent strokes.

The brain injury is likely caused by a blood clot interrupting blood flow to brain tissue.

Silent strokes have no symptoms but raise the risk for future strokes.

Researchers are looking into ways to cut down the number of silent strokes when migraines occur.

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