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Migraine headaches can be triggered by foods, food additives, drinks, stress, hormonal changes, sensory stimuli, changes in sleeping patterns and various physical factors, according to Mayo Clinic. Medical science knows a lot about migraine triggers, but little is understood about their physical cau


Chocolate, alcoholic beverages, drinks with caffeine, foods with tyramine and tannins, and artificial sweeteners have been blamed for triggering migraine headaches. Monitoring consumption of these foods is an important first step in managing vulnerability to these debilitating headaches, as stated b


Some resources that give information on foods to avoid for migraines are websites dedicated to health care, such as WebMD or MedlinePlus. These websites include both lists of foods that can help avoid migraines and ways to track personal migraine triggers.


The main symptom of a migraine headache is a throbbing pain that is generalized to one side of the head, notes WebMD. In the days leading up to the migraine, sufferers may experience depression or crankiness, restlessness, nervousness, sleepiness, thirst and hunger. Feelings of wakefulness, happines


There is no cure for migraines; these headaches are generally a chronic condition. According to the Mayo Clinic, combine treatments and lifestyle adjustments to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines.


Everyday Health notes that cures for migraines can be found in an individual's home, such as lavender oil, peppermint oil and basil oil. A change in diet and avoiding certain foods can also cure migraine pain.


According to WebMD, signs of a migraine that may begin a day or two before the headache starts include feeling depressed, irritable, extremely happy and energized, highly fatigued, or restless. Twenty percent of people experience an aura warning sign, seeing spots or experiencing numbness in the han


Many of the causes of migraines are somewhat unknown as of 2015, but common causes center on genetics and environmental factors, according to Mayo Clinic. Some migraines develop when central nervous system disorders are triggered. Genetics also plays a role, notes Healthline.


Home remedies for a migraine headache include relaxation exercises, relaxation in a dark area, and adherence to a regular sleep schedule. These treatments often ease the pain of an existing headache and can keep other migraines from developing, notes Mayo Clinic.


As of 2015, the only way to identify which foods trigger migraines is to keep a food diary, according to WebMD. It is difficult for medical professionals to identify specific foods that cause migraines, as problem foods are not the same for everyone.