U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 26-year-old member asked:

everytime i eat pork i get a headache, why does this happen?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Is it fresh pork or packaged pork? This often happens with preservatives that are added to it. If it causes headache you should probably avoid.
Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 48 years experience
Food Additives: A number of food additives like msg, nitrates, and even some artificial sweeteners can cause headache. Also, heavily salted foods might cause headache in some situations. Also, foods that are pickled like sauer kraut, pickles obviously, chocolate and some red wines can cause headache.You might want to keep a food diary where you write down what you have eaten and when your headaches occur.
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 43 years experience
Allergy maybe : If you don't get a similar reaction with other foods, then probably an allergy---best to avoid pork, then see an allergist for testing.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Similar questions

A 31-year-old member asked:

Why am i getting a headache from eating pork?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 48 years experience
Likely migraines: It is possible that your migraines are triggered by processed pork.

Related questions

A 41-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 42-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 50-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Oct 4, 2020
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.