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How to Deal With Dehydration Headaches

By Migraine Relief Center on November 11, 2020

In a study published in the journal Headache, 10% of respondents to a survey reported experiencing a dehydration headache. In a separate study, 24 out of 95 respondents considered dehydration a migraine trigger.

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Tips For Avoiding Migraine Triggers While Wearing A Mask

By Migraine Relief Center on September 24, 2020

Complaints of headaches and migraines are on the rise, but is mask wearing the cause? All the normal triggers for migraines are still with us, while the added stress of the pandemic can account for much of the rest. Still, there is no evidence that wearing a mask causes headaches or migraines, and there is also no evidence that people suffer from reduced oxygen while wearing a mask. 

You can safely follow guidelines for mask-wearing without worrying about increasing the frequency and severity...

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Are Your New Glasses Giving You Headaches?

By Migraine Relief Center on July 22, 2020

Whether you’ve worn glasses since grade school or found yourself squinting after the age of 40, most who wear glasses can attest to the occasional discomfort, if not outright pain, eyeglasses can cause.

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on June 24, 2020

More than one-third of individuals suffering a traumatic brain injury report headaches that continue to occur long after the original injury. While headaches are common after a brain injury, these people find themselves suffering for months afterward.

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What Is a Secondary Headache?

By Migraine Relief Center on May 6, 2020

Secondary headaches are caused by an underlying condition that results in head pain that can be just as severe as a migraine. In some cases, a secondary headache is a harbinger of a life-threatening issue. Often, it can make a primary headache worse.

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New Research Links Migraines and Visual Stimulation

By Migraine Relief Center on March 11, 2020

A new study published in NeuroImage Clinical found a potential link between migraines and activity in an individual’s visual cortex. Chun Yuen Fong, Wai Him Crystal Law, Jason Braithwaite, and Ali Mazaheri, researchers from the University of Birmingham and Lancaster University in the UK, collaborated in the paper published earlier this year.

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Digital Media and Migraines - The New Trigger?

By Migraine Relief Center on November 25, 2019

Up to 90% of migraineurs are sensitive to light, either before, during, or after a migraine attack.  That light sensitivity can be enough to trigger a migraine, and most digital media is light-based. So it makes sense that the use of digital devices and consuming digital media could trigger migraines in susceptible people. 

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Can Hypothyroidism Cause Migraines?

By Mark Khorsandi, D.O. on April 17, 2019

Migraines are co-morbid with several other conditions, including hypothyroidism. But can migraines actually cause the disease? While rare, it seems that they may.

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8 Things You Shouldn't Say to a Person with a Migraine

By Mark Khorsandi, D.O. on March 20, 2019

Like so many other people who suffer from invisible conditions, migraineurs are treated to suggestions and pronouncements from well-meaning friends and family. Alternatively, they must endure those who disbelieve the severity of their illness and feel no compunction at migraine-shaming them.

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Is Hypoglycemia Causing Your Migraines?

By Mark Khorsandi, D.O. on January 16, 2019

Your body runs on glucose. You break down the carbohydrates you eat into glucose for your cells to use for energy. You can probably guess what happens when there is not enough glucose in your system.

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