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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Not sure but...: It could be the glutamine. An important amino acid. In Chinese cooking they frequently add MSG (Monosodium glutamate) as a flavor enhancer. There is a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
11 years experience Neurology
Triggers : Usually not, alcohol may play a role but generally cluster has no specific triggers.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Cluster HA triggers : The specific cause and pathophysiology of cluster headaches isn't known. The season is the most common trigger for cluster. Foods high in nitrites lik ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Glucose intolerance: You will need a 12 hr fasting blood sugar and a 2 hr blood sugar test after eating. If these are both normal I suggest a full metabolic workup and a c ... Read More
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Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Avoid your trigger: It is always wise to avoid foods, medications or activities which cause adverse symptoms in your body. Fruits, fresh and dry, may help curb sugar cra ... Read More
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Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Several causes: Such foods can cause headache by elevating your blood pressure, causing low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) from post-meal insulin effect, triggering a mig ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Personal issue: There is no medical reason to take or avoid particular foods during a headache. It would obviously be prudent to avoid any foods that may be causing t ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Nausea and vomiting: The symptoms you are describing can be caused by many things, including infection, pregnancy, metabolic problems, and others. A pregnancy test is an ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
Digestion: go for a nice leisurely walk- it takes time to digest the food, sometimes up to three to six hours. Walking and being upright will help with the diges ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Over: Your mast cells are primed and ready! You a loaded and primed. Do what you can to reduce your histamine.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Of course not!: You cannot catch herpes without intimate contact. If you're not kissing or having sex with the person with herpes, you'll never get it. Anyway, for ev ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Which ever ones seem: to possibly work, a very individual and unpredictable issue. While foods can & do affect many issues, especially over time, remember that digestio ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aletha Tippett
24 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on person: Headache trigger food depends on each person because body chemistry and reaction to certain foods is highly variable. While the most common triggers i ... Read More
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