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Migraine Headaches

Written By Wellness Heights on September 24, 2019

If you have ever suffered from a migraine headache you know.  It isn't just a bad headache, it puts life on hold and for some causes anxiety in the process.  Nobody really knows the exact etiology as to why they happen.  Let's talk about your options for treatment.

Medications like Topamax, Botox injections to decrease tension, avoiding trigger foods such as cheese, wine, and nitrites, and decreasing stress are things suggested for migraine sufferers.  What isn't discussed enough is nutrition status and how micronutrient deficiencies can contribute to migraine headaches.  

About 50% of patients have lowered levels of ionized magnesium during migraine attacks.  Deficiency is increased with diuretics, caffeine, alcohol, stress, diabetes, and consuming excess carbohydrates.  .

CoQ10  has been used to decrease migraine frequency by 50%.  It is commonly used to treat cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disoders.  Participating in continuous strenuous exercise can deplete these levels.

Vitamin B12 is probably the most common nutrition deficiency seen with migraine sufferers.   B12 is involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body: it is a cofactor in DNA synthesis, and in both fatty acid and amino acid metabolism.   

Choline, copper, B5, and B2 are nutrient deficiencies that can also contribute to migraine headaches.  Each of these nutrients listed above plays an important role in your health.  Micronutrient t

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