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Common Cluster Headache Triggers... and How to Avoid Them

By Migraine Relief Center on May 27, 2015

Cluster headaches are one of the most debilitating conditions you can experience, particularly if you get them often. They’re also one of the most frustrating to identify and diagnose, and medical science is unclear as to the real cause. It’s believed that overstimulation of the hypothalamus is the primary cause, however. This is the section of the brain that regulates our sleep patterns, and its disturbance results in the development of headaches.

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Why Does Wine Cause Headaches?

By Migraine Relief Center on December 16, 2014

Some alcoholic beverages tend to be more traditional than others during the holiday season. We think about eggnog and hot toddies because they are associated with colder weather, but the most typically consumed alcoholic beverage of the holiday season is derived from harvested and fermented grapes.

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Can a Deviated Septum Cause Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on December 2, 2014

On the popular television sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, a recent episode dealt with a physiological issue that affects millions of people around the world, but not most of them are barely aware of it. One very interesting aspect of The Big Bang Theory is the way it cleverly makes fun of scientific topics, particularly those dealing with physics, but a recent episode actually dealt with an anatomic condition that is known to be a trigger of migraine attacks.

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Sleep Apnea and Migraines: Is There a Connection?

By Migraine Relief Center on November 18, 2014

Some migraine specialists believe that most of their patients are not aware that they suffer from sleep breathing disorders. These are patients who tend to blame their migraines whenever they don't get a good night's sleep or when they feel restless and anxious. Sleep apnea is a condition that causes a temporary cessation of breathing when patients are in a soporific state; the most severe cases are obstructive and result in harsh snoring and gasping for air that may interrupt sleep several...

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Top 10 Holiday Migraine Triggers

By Migraine Relief Center on November 11, 2014

With the holiday season fast approaching, many people who live with migraine conditions will rejoice at the thought of shopping for presents, enjoying time with loved ones, traveling to visit family, taking time off work, receiving nice gifts and enjoying festivities where tasty food and seasonal alcoholic beverages are served in generous amounts. Alas, the holidays are also filled with triggers that could make a migraine patient feel like the Grinch of the popular Dr. Seuss tale. Here are the...

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Your Guide to Sex and Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on November 7, 2014
The old joke about mentioning a headache as an excuse whenever your significant other is in the mood for sex and you're not is at the heart of a 2013 medical research study related to migraines and other types of debilitating cephalalgia conditions such as cluster headaches. The good news is that results from the study indicate that sexual activity can be effectively incorporated as part of a strategy to manage migraines, but not all patients will derive the same benefit. The bad news is that ...
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Concussions and Migraines: Is There a Connection?

By Migraine Relief Center on October 24, 2014

Despite its growing popularity worldwide, the National Football League (NFL) seems to be in a constant state of turmoil. One of the NFL's most complicated legal challenges is the ongoing lawsuit filed by former and current players who accuse the league of not doing enough to prevent serious concussions and the high incidence of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that have become an unfortunate staple of the most popular spectator sport in the United States. 

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New Migraine Triggers May Emerge at Any Time

By Migraine Relief Center on September 30, 2014

When summer comes around and the temperatures become warmer, perfume designers and manufacturers tend to switch their marketing efforts away from fragrances that have earthy, musky, woodsy, and spicy overtones in favor of fruity and flowery scents that are lighter. There is a clinical reason behind this change from full scents such as pine to lighter ones such as citrus, and it has to do migraines.

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Childbirth: Connection between Epidurals and Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on September 19, 2014

Epidural anesthesia is applied in nearly half of all births in the United States and the United Kingdom; however, there has been a surging interest in natural, drug-free deliveries in the last few years. Many expecting mothers are now considering giving birth at home and with the assistance of midwives and doulas. Such is the case of singer Kimberley Walsh of the pop musical group Girls Aloud, who has combined singing lessons with breathing exercises to help her during labor. 

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Are Migraines and Sex Really Connected?

By Migraine Relief Center on August 29, 2014

ctress Tori Spelling is one of America's best-known migraine patients. Her penchant for appearing on reality television shows has made her a household names in many living rooms, and her migraine condition recently got a starring role in the Lifetime series “True Tori.”

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