Blood Sugars

Blood Sugars

Blood Sugar Levels: HYPO vs HYPER-GLYCAEMIA There is some evidence that suggests our blood sugar levels play a role in the causation of headaches and migraines. Blood sugar levels fluctuate according to intake of food and medications, and are regulated by a number of hormones, mainly Insulin and Adrenalin. Our bodies system for regulating sugar levels has developed over thousands of years with the consumption of natural sugars. Some researchers believe that our bodies are…

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Caffeine addiction

Caffeine addiction

Caffeine Addiction Many people’s headaches are related to their consumption of caffeine, most commonly in the form of coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate, and medications. Generally the headache is due to a “withdrawal” effect. Caffeine is very similar in structure to another chemical in our body called adenosine. One of adenosine’s jobs is to dilate blood vessels in the head. Caffeine blocks this dilation. Your body then has to become more sensitive to adenosine to…

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Common food triggers

Common food triggers

Common Food Triggers Certain types of food additives and preservatives, as well as some naturally occurring food chemicals are known to be active “triggers” in the causation of headaches and migraines. This is generally due to their vaso-active properties, which means their ability to affect our bodies blood vessels, particularly those supplying the head and brain. It should also be noted, that most of these foods are triggers only to those who are susceptible, and…

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Medication Misuse Headaches

Medication Misuse Headaches

Medication “Misuse” Headaches Certain medications are known to affect and possibly cause headaches and migraines. (Medication misuse headaches) It is important that you inform your Doctor if you believe this is the case, as sometimes a different drug or dose may be more appropriate. MEDICATION MISUSE HEADACHE (MMH) This type of headache may occur when Aspirin or prescriptive pain-killers are used more than three times a week as treatment for chronic headache. Commonly, the person…

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