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Is it true that wheat in my diet causes my brain to swell thus contributing to my depression and migraines?
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Dr. Jeffrey Unger
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Migraine is a neurological event.
One's brain does not swell during migraine. The genetically impaired brain will become sensitized by a trigger resulting in the release of neurotransmitters which will turn on pain, light and sound sensitivity and impaired thought. The migraine event may last for up to 5 days. www.ache.org.

In brief: No
Migraine is a neurological event.
One's brain does not swell during migraine. The genetically impaired brain will become sensitized by a trigger resulting in the release of neurotransmitters which will turn on pain, light and sound sensitivity and impaired thought. The migraine event may last for up to 5 days. www.ache.org.
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Wheat migrains
Not likely unless you are allergic to wheat.
If you are allergic then you may have many different types of reactions. See your doctor to be examined for possible allergies.

In brief: Wheat migrains
Not likely unless you are allergic to wheat.
If you are allergic then you may have many different types of reactions. See your doctor to be examined for possible allergies.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not really.
However, if you are allergic to wheat, you could develop an allergic reaction such as swelling of the mouth or throat, nasal stuffiness, rashes, diarrhea, or even anaphylaxis.

In brief: Not really.
However, if you are allergic to wheat, you could develop an allergic reaction such as swelling of the mouth or throat, nasal stuffiness, rashes, diarrhea, or even anaphylaxis.
Dr. Evaristo Badiola
Dr. Evaristo Badiola
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