An estimated 9% of men experience migraine attacks.
While physical symptoms of migraine in men and women are generally the same, top triggers can differ. Women are far more likely to experience a migraine attack resulting from hormone level changes. Men are more likely to trigger migraine attacks from physical exertion and lifestyle triggers.
Men are far less likely to report their migraine condition and seek treatment, but they still experience debilitating symptoms.
According to Harvard Health research has suggested that migraine is also associated with an increased heart attack risk and stroke risk. One of the main Harvard studies that looked exclusively at the link between migraine in men and the risk of cardiovascular disease examined 20,084 men aged 40 to 84 who participated in the Physicians’ Health Study and completed detailed medical questionnaires each year to record their health status. It was reported that having migraine boosts the risk of heart attacks by 42%.