Patients with migraine have damage in the grey matter, according to a study

The Hospital Universitario Dexeus of Barcelona and the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia carried out an investigation which has revealed that there is damage in the grey matter of the brain of patients with migraine.

As reported in the press release the specialist of the Unit of Biomedical Engineering in the center of Valencia, Roberto Sanz, these results indicate that “a few more years of evolution of the disease in the subject, the greater the damage”.

The objective of this research is to study the anatomical substrate of the brain of patients with migraine and compare it with healthy subjects and to specify what alterations are specific for migraine.

In recent years, there have been described some of the abnormalities in the brain that have been attributed to migraine, but that “they also appear in other conditions and illnesses”, explained the specialist from the same unit of the hospital of Valencia, dr. Gracián García.

migraine is a chronic disease that affects 12 % of the spaniards and is more common in women, with a ratio of three to one.

The project has been awarded with the scholarship of the Spanish Society of Neurology 2014-2015 and has been led by the doctor of Belvís, University Hospital Dexeus, in collaboration with the Department of I+D+i of Quirónsalud.