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Can Fasting Cause Migraines?

By Mark Khorsandi, D.O. on December 6, 2018

How often have you heard someone say, “I forgot to eat today?” It might seem like a silly thing to forget to eat, but it happens more often than you think. Of course, skipping meals unintentionally is quite different from intended fasting, but the end result is the same.

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Migraines in Men: Can Estrogen Play a Role?

By Migraine Relief Center on November 28, 2018

Almost 5 million people in the U.S. suffer a migraine episode at least once a month, while more than 11 million people believe migraines are the cause of disability. Women develop migraines most frequently, with 18% of all females experiencing the condition. That doesn’t mean the men escape, however, and 6% of American men have migraine episodes regularly. Interestingly, both symptoms and triggers can be different for migraines in men, who are more sensitive to light than women, but less so to...

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The Relationship Between Migraines and Sleep Habits

By Migraine Relief Center on November 28, 2018

Getting enough sleep is important for most people, but for migraine sufferers the quality of sleep can affect them as much as the quantity. Without restful sleep we’re not at our best, and we have lower resistance to health conditions.

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Are Your Phone and Computer Screens Triggering Your Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on November 21, 2018

Smartphones, tablets and computers are a fact of life in the 21st century, and in the first quarter of 2018 US adults spent three hours and 48 minutes a day on computers, tablets and smartphones, according to a study by market-research group Nielsen. This is a 13-minute increase from the previous quarter, and 62% of that time is spent browsing the internet and using apps on smartphones.

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Tips for Preventing and Treating Barometric Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on November 7, 2018

Remember when your grandmother would say she could feel a storm coming “in her bones?” That was based on barometric pressure, which is the term scientists give to the weight of the air pressing on the earth’s surface. This pressure triggers various physical reactions, and because it governs the air currents and weather, it can also cause migraine patients to develop headache episodes.

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Can a Spinal Cord Injury Increase the Risk of Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on October 26, 2018

Migraine is the third most common disease in the world, and it affects more people than diabetes, asthma, and epilepsy combined, according to facts and figures from the Migraine Trust. While medical science is still working to understand all the causes and triggers of migraines, some sufferers report that sustaining neck and back injuries can increase the frequency of their attacks.

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The 8 Most Common Myths About Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on October 10, 2018

Almost every day, we learn more about the condition of migraine that plagues up to 38 million Americans every year. The problem is, much of the information passed on by people from one to another is inaccurate, and if you listen to family members and friends you can get the wrong idea entirely. Here are some of the more common myths, followed by the actual facts. Make a point of knowing the real story, and you can set someone right if you find them spreading false information.

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Migraines and Anxiety: Understanding The Link and How to Manage It

By Migraine Relief Center on September 26, 2018

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 18.1% of American adults each year according to statistics from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (AADA). That’s 40 million people aged 18 or older, who all experience different symptoms and levels of intensity. For most patients, this means constant worrying and defensive behavior, including avoiding stimuli like objects and places they know will trigger their condition.

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Preventing Exercise-Induced Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on August 8, 2018

Many people believe doing exercise can cause migraines. Since every patient is different and triggers vary between people, it’s possible that activity could be one of your triggers. If this is the case, chances are good it’s because at least a few other factors are present. In some instances, however, migraineurs are known to experience “exercise headaches,” which typically present as a distinctive type of pain.

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The Link Between Motion Sickness and Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on July 25, 2018

What happens in the brain most definitely does not stay only in the brain. Few medical conditions function in a vacuum, without any relationship to other parts of the body. That’s true of migraines, too, which we already know have connections to aural and visual issues.

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