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Does Milk Cause Headaches
Good question...: Constipation and Headache have certain biological mechanisms in common.90% of serotonin (a brain neurotransmitter) is made in the gut--altered levels are linked to irritable bowel syndrome.Gut bacteria influence levels of serotonin and an increase is found in the guts of kids with constipation—although, germ-free mice are found to have lower serotonin levels.Stress or dehydration can also cause. ...Read more
Yes, in some people: Drinking red wine causes headaches in some people, but white wine doesn't cause a problem. The cause for "red wine headache" is uncertain, but is likely due to a chemical in red wine. Also, drinking beer, wine, or liquor causes flushing (red skin) and some headache, in people who get too much aldehyde (from alcohol metabolism) when drinking alcohol. The aldehyde problem is a genetic condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get assessed stat: The milk question aside - if the headache is new/unusual for you given you age serious causes need to be rapidly excluded with an urgent doctor assessment and you may require tests/scans. Dairy is controversial but both casein and tyramine in dairy products have been implicated in migraines. Best to consult dr/dietician here as you may need another calcium source. All the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bloodvessel dilation: Caffeine withdrawal headache is the result of temporarily increased sensitivity to a natural body chemical called Adenosine which dilates blood vessel to cause headache. When caffeine is being consumed, Adenosine receptors are blocked and the body responds by producing more Adenosine receptors. If no caffeine then body has excessive Adenosine on receptors that dilates blood vessel that createspain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance is caused by the lack (or low levels) of intestinal enzymes that break-down lactose, a sugar found in milk products. The cramping experienced comes from colon gas production due to bacteria metabolizing lactose and excess water pulled into the colon by unabsorbed lactose (resulting in diarrhea). ...Read more
Not reported to: 5-htp is not a vitamin but an Amino Acid which is a precursor of the neurotransmitter serotonin. It has not been reported to cause headaches to the best of my knowledge. I can't say it is impossible that it could cause headaches but if so this is very rare and unreported. ...Read more
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