Migraines are a prevalent neurological condition with over 18% of adult women and 6% of adult men suffering from the illness. Doctors suspect that glitches in the nerve pathways and chemicals in the brain cause them. Even though they are widespread, migraine symptoms, triggers, and episodes can be unique for every person experiencing them.
In this article, we will categorize the common possible triggers of migraines and share a surprisingly effective natural cure for the condition.
Categories of Migraine Triggers
One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to migraine triggers. Every person is different, and so are their triggers. It’s crucial to understand your body and recognize how it responds to various actions and environments to manage your migraines and avoid future attacks.
These are some of the common triggers reported by migraine patients, separated into categories:
- Hormones – Inconsistent hormone levels have been associated with more frequent migraines, which explains why women are three times more likely to have migraines than men. The hormonal instabilities during pregnancy, menstruation, and menopause can trigger migraine episodes.
- Weather – This is a challenging trigger to take care of as it can’t be avoided. The good news is you can check out the weather forecast to prepare yourself of the extreme heat or cold, high humidity, or temperature changes that may prompt the onset of migraines.
- Medication – Some medications may result in migraines if taken too frequently and in high dosages, for example sleeping tablets, antidepressants, and contraceptive pills. Even the over-the-counter medications that people use for migraines are said to give migraine-related symptoms.
- Lifestyle – Migraines can become more frequent if you keep your bad habits or routines like skipping meals, smoking, doing too intense workouts, not sleeping enough, and many others. Stress can also lead to migraines.
- Environmental – Bright lights, strong odors, loud noises, pollution, and other environmental triggers can provoke migraines or worsen an attack.
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Some people also experience migraines after eating certain foods. If you’re one of those people who notices an increase in your migraine attacks after eating certain foods, it’s best to change your diet.
Natural Lasting Treatment for Migraines
Avoiding your triggers may reduce the frequency of attacks, but it does not deal with the root cause of migraines. Upper cervical chiropractors point to a misalignment in the topmost bones of the neck, particularly the C1 and C2 vertebrae, as the underlying problem. Our team here at Balanced Living in Vancouver, Washington can help you get those misaligned bones back in position using our gentle adjustment technique. Our corrections are long-lasting and have helped many of our patients to find natural and effective relief from migraines. If you’re looking for a migraine chiropractor based in Vancouver, Washington, call us and schedule a consultation today.
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