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Can Weather Changes Trigger Migraines?

Maybe it’s the delicious food, the joy of sharing a dinner with close friends and family, or the beautiful foliage decorating the trees, but something about fall makes it a favorite season for many. Unfortunately, for many migraineurs, seasonal changes can also mean painful migraine attacks. Can Weather Trigger Migraines? You probably know that many factors can trigger a migraine. Certain types of foods, strong smells, bright lights, and stress are among the most common migraine triggers in adults. But...
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Migraine Statistics

10 Migraine Facts & Statistics that Everyone Needs to Know

Migraine is the second leading cause of disability in the United States and the third most prevalent illness in the world. For those of us who experience these debilitating symptoms, we are well aware of the toll they can take on our social life, productivity, and overall well-being. But despite being so common, migraines are also incredibly misunderstood. Whether you are a recurrent migraine sufferer, or know someone who is, we’ve put together a list of some of the most...
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Dehydration – Signs, Symptoms and Prevention

A vast majority of people are chronically dehydrated as they opt for more flavorful drink alternatives.  Unknowingly they become more dehydrated by drinking alcohol, sugary beverages, and caffeinated drinks in place of water which can lead to long term health conditions over time.   Many of these non-water drinks act like diuretics and cause the body to expel water it needs to rid itself of  cellular waste products and harmful inflammatory by-products, further compounding health issues.  Proper hydration is essential for...
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Migraine Prevention Tips

If you or a loved one is a “prisoner” of chronic migraine, this information could change your life. When it comes to chronic migraine, PREVENTION is by far the most sensible choice.  The alternative to prevention may be treating the symptoms of migraine pain for a lifetime.  Migraines should not be a lifestyle. A PROPER PREVENTIVE REGIMEN INCLUDES LIFESTYLE CHANGES AND PROVIDING NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT TO THE “MIGRAINE BRAIN.” Few physicians or researchers who are experts on migraines would deny that “STRESS”...
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Migraines – Scents & Sensitivity

Even with so many advances in medicine and technology, trigger diaries are still one of the first things doctors recommend after a migraine diagnosis. That is in part because migraines aren’t fully understood yet, so biological markers aren’t a reliable measurement. The other reason is that learning to recognize migraine triggers has been proven to improve patient-physician communication regarding treatment options and outcomes. Everyone has different triggers, but experts believe that some common offenders affect migraineurs more than others. For...
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Finding Your Migraine Triggers: Food & Elimination Diet

When you have migraines, knowing your triggers can mean the difference between avoiding a headache or getting one. Even though science is still not sure about what exactly causes migraines, experts know that everyday things like foods, drinks, sounds, smells, and medications can trigger one. That’s why when people are first diagnosed with migraines, they are advised to keep a diary to record details of their daily activities. Trigger trackers help many migraine sufferers reduce the frequency of their attacks...
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migraine causes

What can cause migraines?

What can cause migraines? The answer may vary depending on the individual. When the temperature climbs, so does the likelihood of developing a migraine or other severe headache. In one recent study, researchers found a 7.5% increase in headache risk for every 9 degrees Fahrenheit. Low barometric pressure, which often precedes rain, was linked to a small bump in non-migraine headaches. Strong smells — even nice ones — trigger migraines in many people. Why this happens is unclear, but the...
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anti-migraine diet

The Anti-Migraine Diet

If you suffer from migraines, you know how much stress can contribute to certain attacks.  Of course illness can add to the stress of everyday life, so it makes sense, that the stronger our immune systems are in resisting illness, the less stress we will be exposed to, as well. Therefore eating a diet that contains foods that can reduce stress and enhance our immune systems, will not only increase our over-all wellness levels, but may also reduce the number...
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migraine diary

Migraine Diary & Trigger Tracker from MigreLief

Track and manage your migraines – before they manage you. Click here to download your Migraine Diary Note:  MigreLief can be taken by itself or combined with prescription migraine medications.  The MigreLief Migraine Diary is a great tool when starting a new therapy or regimen for the first time.  If you record your daily intake of MigreLief or medications, you can track your progress.  You may also discover your triggers by noting everything you did just before a migraine attack. ...
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