Health Tip: Things That Trigger Migraines

ByDiana Kohnle
June 25, 2009, 12:02 PM

June 26 -- (HealthDay News) -- While migraines and their causes vary from person to person, researchers have identified some common triggers.

The National Women's Health Information Center offers this list:

  • Too much sleep, or not enough shut-eye.
  • Missing meals.
  • Overstimulated senses, including noises that are too loud, scents that are too strong, or lights that are too bright.
  • Hormonal changes.
  • Stress.
  • Changes in the weather.
  • Drinking red wine or changes in caffeine intake.
  • Aspartame, an artificial sweetener.
  • Food additives such as tyramine, monosodium glutamate (MSG) or nitrates.

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