A migraine is an intense headache that is usually worse on one side of the head. The pain is often severe enough to hamper daily activities and may last from hours to days if untreated.
More than one in 10 Americans (including one in six women) have migraines, but many have been misdiagnosed as a sinus or tension headache. They are believed to be hereditary, meaning they often “run in the family.”
What causes migraines?
Doctors do not know exactly what physical or chemical processes in the body cause some people to be susceptible to migraines. There are, however, several common “triggers” that can set off migraines in those who do suffer from them.
- Flashing or flickering lights
- Stress or anxiety
- Lack of food or sleep
- Physical overexertion
- Hormonal changes
- Consuming certain foods – common culprits include MSG, red wine, cheese, chocolate, and processed meats
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