Approximately 28,000 million Americans suffer from a migraine. This type of a headache is extremely painful and attacks suddenly, without a warning.
In some cases, it makes people see nothing except blurry spots while in other cases individuals get a pounding headache and they are forced to lie down for the rest of the day. Nausea, vomiting, and light sensitivity are the most common migraine symptoms. There have been conducted many studies about the reasons which can cause a migraine. Some of them showed that weather changes can be the cause, especially living in the hot temperature regions, and also consuming excessive amounts of sugar in 1-2 day period. It is considered that change of serotonin levels in the brain or reduction or increment in blood flow to the brain, can be another reason for the occurrence of migraines.
According to a recent study, the deficiency in vitamin B6, B12, folic acid, and vitamin D, can be the cause of frequent migraines. Actually, you can increase your risk of migraines by 300% if these vitamins are not present in your diet. So, it is of great importance to ensure that your body is getting the recommended intake of these vitamins.
It is confirmed that these foods can trigger migraines:
- Citrus Fruit
- Cheese (aged)
- Processed Meats
- Red Plums
- Soy Sauce
Other things that can trigger migraines:
- Lack of sleep
- Skipping meals
- Flashing lights
- Change in pressure
- Pungent smelling substances such as perfumes, paint, or chemicals
If you suffer from a frequent migraine, you should take notes of the food you consumed and everything you did on the day you had a migraine. In this way, you can identify a potential trigger which will help you to protect yourself from a future migraine.