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Wine Headache Cure
Why do I have a headache that starts a few minutes after 2 ounces of white wine, while other people have no problem?
Everyone's different: Headache from wine is suspected to be caused by histamine and tyramine in wine. Histamine can dilate blood vessels and tyramine can raise blood pressure which can lead to headaches. Some people seem less able to metabolize these two chemicals or are more sensitive to their effects. ...Read more
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
Either one: Either one if you drink a lot. ...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
Old wives tale that mixing beer and wine will make it more likely that you'll get a headache? What's the science behind it? Or is this just rubbish?
I would like to be able to have a glass of wine without getting a headache within a couple hours. Any suggestions (besides motrin)? Even tried organic
Difficult: The cause of headaches with moderate wine drinking is a mystery; some people find that red wines are worse than white; is this true for you? While much has been written about sulfites in wine (antibacterial), there is no good evidence that this is the culprit; there are many biological active compounds in wine and any one of them could be a culprit for any person; some say delectus wines are diffe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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