Causes Of A Migraine


Migraines may be induced by a myriad of possibilities and are likely due to the combination of environmental and genetic factors. 
The following could be possible triggers for migraines:
Hormone fluctuations in womenChanges in estrogen concentrations in the body during menstrual periods, pregnancy, or menopause. Hormone medications (e.g. oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy) can also serve as potential triggers. 

BeveragesAlcohol and caffeine.

StressSuch as that from work or your personal life.

Sensory stimuliBright lights (e.g. the sun, flash photography), loud sounds, or strong smells (e.g. perfume). 

Sleep disturbancesToo much or too little sleep, including jet lag.

Physical factorsPhysical exertion (e.g. exercise or sexual activity)

WeatherRapid changes in temperature or barometric pressure.

MedicationsOral contraceptives, vasodilators, and nitroglycerin.

Foods (and food additives) Dairy, processed foods, salty foods, sugary foods (e.g. foods that contain aspartame, a type of sweetener), gluten, or preservatives (e.g. MSG).

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