Vitamin B may help migraine sufferers
Melbourne: A team of Queensland researchers is close to developing a new treatment for severe headaches, which consists of vitamin B and folate supplements.
The remedy would help the 20 per cent of migraine sufferers whose condition is genetic, said Griffith University postdoctoral researcher Bridget Maher.
Telling to a news agency she said that it basically reduces the frequency and severity of the migraines, the Herald sun reported.
According to her, one in five people prone to migraines have an enzyme that doesn`t work as well as other people. She said supplementing them with vitamin B and folate can treat that enzyme`s defect.
Migraines linked to genetics are also associated with auras, which refers to the experience of temporary neurological disturbances such as seeing stars, getting pins and needles and numbness.
The team at Griffith is working on the correct dose of the supplements and Maher has asserted that the treatment could be on the market in the next few years.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- SC allows Italian marine Salvatore Girone to return home
- Bihar: Former Bihar CM Jitan Manjhi's convoy attacked in Gaya
- Punjab and Haryana HC stays reservation for Jats, 5 other communities
- Will continue to be your 'pradhan sevak', says PM Modi in UP rally
- Will continue to be your 'pradhan sevak', says PM Modi in UP rally - Part II
- Sidharth, Alia perfect for 'Aashiqui 3': Mukesh Bhatt
- Domestic black money window will ensure peace of mind: IT dept
- HTC 10 smartphone launched in India at Rs 52,990
- Rio Olympics: Police train dogs to sniff out terror threat at biggest sporting extravaganza
- Photo alert! Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor spotted on the streets of London