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Jaw Problems and Migraines: Is There a Connection?

By Migraine Relief Center on August 16, 2017

It may seem unlikely that damage to your jaw could cause migraine-type headaches, but since damage or injury to one area can cause physical tension that affects other areas, it’s not as surprising as it might first appear. Damage to the temporomandibular joints could, in fact, be contributing to your migraines.

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Can Magnesium Help Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on July 5, 2017

The human body is designed to make use of multiple essential minerals, and magnesium is a particularly important one. It’s necessary for regulating more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, including muscle and nerve function, stabilizing blood pressure, supporting bone health and controlling blood glucose levels. Low magnesium levels have been linked to headaches, migraines, and other medical conditions. 

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What Happens to Dopamine Levels During a Migraine?

By Migraine Relief Center on May 17, 2017

Migraine headaches are a worldwide condition, affecting almost 15 percent of people. Patients suffer from severe head pain as well as a range of other symptoms, including sensitivity to light, nausea and anxiety. Sometimes, a migraine attack includes heightened sensitivity to environmental factors that typically don’t cause stimulation, one of which is changeable levels of dopamine. For migraine sufferers, this information could help increase understanding of the role of dopamine in migraine...

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Can Meat Trigger Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on May 3, 2017

One of the first things migraine sufferers learn to do is recognize their triggers. These are events or circumstances that lead to migraine symptoms, and they may be either internal or external. Common internal triggers include emotional factors such as stress or lack of sleep, while external factors include noise levels, bright lights or even the weather.

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Building a Migraine-free Diet Plan

By Migraine Relief Center on June 29, 2016

Change of any kind is difficult for most of us, and that includes changes in diet. We all have favorites we eat that we know we shouldn’t, and the modern fast food diet of heavily processed convenient food does us no favors either.

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Improving Your Sleep to Prevent Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on June 3, 2016

Migraine sufferers often complain they wake up feeling tired and headachy. Worse still is when a migraine wakes them and they lose an entire night to the pain. It’s easy to think the migraine condition is affecting sleep, but research suggests the way you sleep could be affecting your migraine.

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Can Wisdom Teeth Make Migraines Worse?

By Migraine Relief Center on May 11, 2016

Migraine sufferers know how hard it is to pinpoint the root cause of the condition. Often, just getting a migraine diagnosis is a complicated undertaking, involving many tests and specialist consultations. And that’s only the first step, since the underlying cause can still be unclear.

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Do Migraines Medication Affect Birth Control Pills?

By Migraine Relief Center on November 11, 2015

As our hormones can play a part in triggering a migraine, it’s no coincidence that more women than men suffer from migraine headaches, or that they’re more common in women during their reproductive years.

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Migraines and Anti-Depressants: What You Should Know 

By Migraine Relief Center on September 16, 2015

People are often surprised to hear that anti-depressant medications are offered in the treatment of migraine headaches. New migraine sufferers can feel a little shocked if their doctor recommends anti-depressants, especially when they have no depression symptoms or feelings.

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The Science Behind Your Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on August 19, 2015

Over decades of intensive research into migraine pain and its causes, knowledge of this debilitating condition has improved greatly. There’s still lots to do to fully understand what happens in the brain to cause so many diverse symptoms, but thankfully it’s now widely accepted that migraine is not simply another term for ‘headache’.

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