Migraines… roughly 28M Americans suffer from them – it’s a headache that comes out of nowhere and is painful. For some people, it can cause them to see just blurs and, in other people, they must lie down the remainder of their day to ease the pain.
The most common symptoms of a migraine include light sensitivity, vomiting, and nausea.
There are several studies looking at why migraines occur. Some studies show there’s a correlation between the weather and migraines. People who live in hot temperature regions may be more susceptible to migraines. People who consumed a plethora of sugar were also more likely to have these debilitating headaches.
It’s also thought that serotonin level changes or a decrease in blood flow to the brain can cause migraines. New studies also show that deficiency in the vitamins B6, 12, D and folic acid may be another reason. Make sure that you increase your intake of these vitamins.
Some foods including but not limited to avocados, bananas, caffeine, chocolate, figs, lentils, peanuts, processed meats, raisins, sardines and wine can also cause migraines.
Other reasons for migraines include lack of sleep, fatigue, flashing lights, meal skipping, pressure change and strong smells such as chemicals, paint, and perfumes.
If you’re a migraine sufferer, consider jotting down what foods you ate and the things you did and came into contact with. From there, you can narrow down the potential trigger so you can avoid it in the future.
Please take a look at the things in this video as well to follow up on the aforementioned points.
This can hopefully explain why many of us get headaches and migraines. Be sure to get required amounts of the vitamins mentioned, and also eat the foods listed above.
You can also check out our other articles such as how to reduce these different types of headaches.