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What things trigger a migraine?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology
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In brief: Long list

Certain food, items, or fasting, hormonal changes, lack of sleep, certain smells bright lights, fatigue and a host of other environmental factors often unique to the individual.

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In brief: Long list

Certain food, items, or fasting, hormonal changes, lack of sleep, certain smells bright lights, fatigue and a host of other environmental factors often unique to the individual. Connect with Dr. Djamchid Lotfi now ›
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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology , 50 years in practice
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Internal Controls

Migraine=vascular, in this case the arteries within the meningeal membranes surrounding the brain.
Always under mind/brain control, like all the arteries. A period of constriction of the arterial wall muscles (vasospasm) is followed by relaxation & arterial BP enlarges the arteries stretching the walls & the surrounding & exquisitely innervated, pain sensitive meningeal membranes, a painful pulse.

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In brief: Internal Controls

Migraine=vascular, in this case the arteries within the meningeal membranes surrounding the brain.
Always under mind/brain control, like all the arteries. A period of constriction of the arterial wall muscles (vasospasm) is followed by relaxation & arterial BP enlarges the arteries stretching the walls & the surrounding & exquisitely innervated, pain sensitive meningeal membranes, a painful pulse. Speak to Dr. Milton Alvis Jr now ›
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine , 33 years in practice

In brief: External & internal

Foods (red wines, aged cheeses, nitrites, msg), bright sunshine or indoor lighting, intense alternating colors (black and white stripes).
Strong odors (perfumes, fishy smells), changes in atmospheric pressures or fronts, stress (especially afterwards when relaxing), irregular sleep habits, infections and high temperatures. Body, such as tmj, sinus, thoracic outlet, neck issues.

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In brief: External & internal

Foods (red wines, aged cheeses, nitrites, msg), bright sunshine or indoor lighting, intense alternating colors (black and white stripes).
Strong odors (perfumes, fishy smells), changes in atmospheric pressures or fronts, stress (especially afterwards when relaxing), irregular sleep habits, infections and high temperatures. Body, such as tmj, sinus, thoracic outlet, neck issues. Need a more personalized answer? ›
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology , 44 years in practice
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Board Certified, Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
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