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what causes of migraine ?

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Dr. Raynald Im
Urgent Care 11 years experience
Migraine causes: The exact cause of migraines are not known but the research suggest that migraines are caused by hyperactive nerve cells that cause that cause blood vessels to constrict and expand. This in turn causes release of inflammatory chemicals and the pain. Now there are several triggers that can cause migraines to occur. You should find out the triggers and discuss it with your doctor.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Migraine cause: Over the years, many theories on the pathophysiology of migraine have been postulated but the exact cause of migraine is still controversial. Migraine pathogenesis involves an interrelationship between neuronal and vascular components.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Migraine cause: Over the years, many theories on the pathophysiology of migraine have been postulated but the exact cause of migraine is still controversial. Migraine pathogenesis involves an interrelationship between neuronal and vascular components.

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What causes migraines?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Blood flow changes?: The actual cause of migraine headaches is not known. The vascular theory says that changes in the size of blood vessels leading to the brain causes changes in blood flow, with increased flow causing pain. The neurovascular theory says changes in brain signals and brain activity cause blood vessels to change sizes, resulting in pain from increases in blood flow. Additional theories also exist.
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Can pills cause migraines?

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Yes: Many psychotropic medications can cause a migraine headache.
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What cause migraines?

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Dr. James Marx
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Many Factors : Heredity is a big one. Being female is another. Certain foods that are fermented such as wine, pickled foods, chocolate and caffeine can trigger migraine. Even weather changes can trigger. In women, hormonal changes during the normal menstrual cycle or menopause can trigger. Neck injuries also can trigger. Basically any change in your environment even getting too little or too much sleep , also.L.
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What causes migraine headaches?

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Dr. Thomas Wright
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Great question : We dont know. There are genetic and environmental factor that make them more likely but we don't full understand the cause.
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What causes my mild migraines?

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Dr. Eric Hastriter
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Migraines: Stress, dehydration, lack of exercise, poor sleep, caffeine, and skipping meals can all cause headaches. Medication overuse can also cause this and can be to tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. See your doctor if you still have migraines after truly stepping back and avoiding all these things. Hope this helps.

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