By Anthony J Sepe
Studies suggest that up to 20% of women suffer with migraine headaches. Migraine headaches can, of course, affect anyone, but usually women are 3 times more likely than men to suffer from them. Many times, certain foods are the culprit, but seldom is their any type of agreement of consensus between foods and headaches.
There is often severe head pain, plus a multitude of symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light, and sometimes—certain odors. Sometimes not every symptom is experienced, yet, a severe migraine attack can last many hours, but more often than not, a person suffering with a migraine will find themselves in a dark room, void of incoming light, and with drapes drawn. And sometimes, the precious screaming little darlings that we love so much—can trigger a severe migraine too!
Clearly, the causes of migraines are complicated at best, but not well understood, either. It is known that certain compounds in food have been suspected, but not proven to be causes of headaches in some. Tyromine in aged cheeses and chocolate, may be the catalyst.
It is often recommended that a journal be kept in place, if you experience chronic headaches. If your physician has given a diagnosis and you are someone susceptible to food triggers, see your registered dietitian who can help!
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