How Overweight Is An Invitation To Headaches & Migraine

By Dr. Rahul Tambe in Internal Medicine

Apr 24 , 2023 | 2 min read

If you think that being overweight will only make you feel tired and slow, then you should think again. Research studies have proven that being overweight leads to numerous complications in the person. If you are obese, then you are vulnerable to severe medical disorders, including higher blood pressure, increased cholesterol levels in the body, diabetes, and even intense and painful migraines.

To learn more about how migraines are caused when you are overweight and how you can prevent the risk of developing migraines by losing weight, you need to know about getting effective weight loss surgeries.

Know more about migraine and how Nanavati provides the best Migraine Treatment.

What is The Link Between Obesity and Migraine?

The increasing number of medical studies today are indicating the direct link which is seen between being obese and the development (or worsening) of migraines.

Migraines are described by the American Academy of Neurology treatment hospital as an intense pulsing or throbbing pain in a particular area of the head. The symptoms of this disorder include vomiting and nausea, apart from a heightened sensitivity to light or sound. Research shows that over 10% of the global population suffers from either one of the two forms of a migraine.

Migraines are classified according to the frequency with which they occur in individuals. Migraine pains experienced less than 14 days every month are termed as ‘Episodic Migraine’ whereas, if these occur on more than 15 days in a month, it is known as ‘Chronic Migraine.’The study shows that women, especially those under 50 years of age, are at least 81% more likely to develop a migraine.

How to Treat a Migraine by Treating Obesity?

As the study suggests, the intensity and frequency of migraines increase with the increase in body weight in overweight patients, taking care of your weight also decreases the migraine bouts.

Usually, obese patients (with a BMI of over 40) find it difficult, if not impossible, to lose that extra fat with conventional non-surgical techniques, such as restricting calorie intake (dieting) and regular exercise. For such cases, bariatric surgery in Mumbai or weight loss surgery is an ideal option.

Bariatric or weight loss surgery is an efficient, effective, and reliable way to lose those extra kilos and prevent the pains of a migraine from impairing your quality of life further.

There are mainly two categories of weight loss surgery – Restrictive Bariatric Surgery and Mal-absorptive Bariatric Surgery.

Simply speaking, restrictive bariatric surgery aims to help you lose weight by minimizing the total volume of your stomach to restrict the amount of food you can eat in a single sitting. When you start to feel full with only a small amount of food (as compared to earlier) it helps to burn off the fat in the body faster.

In the mal-absorptive technique of weight loss surgery, a part of your small intestine is bypassed, because of which lower amounts of calories are absorbed from the food you eat. As a smaller amount of food is now absorbed, the body will begin to use the already stored fat as an alternate energy source and burn off calories faster.

Always make sure that you select only the best and most reliable healthcare center to undergo weight loss surgery. Nanavati Max Super Speciality Hospital is a respected and a reliable bariatric surgery hospital in Mumbai. Here, we have advanced medical and surgical equipment, along with a staff of extremely well-trained and experienced bariatric specialists, which ensure that each patient gets the best weight loss surgical treatment in the country.

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