Identifying Migraine Triggers Can Reduce Headaches

Dr. Silberstein with a patient

Dr. Silberstein with a patient

Neurologist Stephen Silberstein, MD, director of the Jefferson Headache Center, discussed some potential triggers that can prompt migraine headaches in a recent Huffington Post article.

About one in eight of us have experienced migraines, powerful headaches that can accompany symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and/or sensitivity to light. As the Huffington Post article notes, identifying possible triggers can help those who experience migraines gain some sense of control over their headaches.

Caffeine can be a trigger for headache patients, notes Dr. Silberstein. Sometimes too much caffeine prompts a headache and sometimes not getting enough can also set off your migraines, he says.

Another potential trigger, Dr. Silberstein tells the online news organization, is alcohol. To learn more about migraine triggers check out “Migraine Triggers: 10 Surprising Culprits.

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A premier academic headache center, the Headache Center evaluates approximately 1,200 new patients a year from all over the country and around the world each year. Jefferson headache specialists are recognized nationally and internationally as major innovators in the field of headache medicine.

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