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Human Studies


2021 Jun 20


If headache has any association with hypertension, it is negative. Evidence from a population-based study in Nepal.


Manandhar K, Risal A, Koju R, Linde M, Steiner TJ
Cephalalgia. 2021 Jun 20:3331024211020398.
PMID: 34148406.


Hypertension and headache disorders are major contributors to public ill health, linked by a long-standing but questionable belief that hypertension is a conspicuous cause of headache. In Nepal, where hypertension is common and often untreated, we assessed the substance of this belief, hypothesising that, should hypertension be a significant cause of headache, a clear positive association between these disorders would exist.