We treat a lot of patients with migraines in our Depew, NY clinic, and if you have problems with regular migraines (18 percent of women and six percent of men do, according to health experts) then you fully understand how disabling they can be. Along with the pain that is notoriously excruciating, certain migraine sufferers say they experience double vision, sensitivity to light, nausea, and vomiting, among other symptoms. Not only does this affect home life, but it can also impede your capability to work. Fortunately, research published in the Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research has revealed that dietary modifications could provide some relief.
The referenced study included one hundred seventy women who suffered from migraine headaches and were directed to neurology clinics as a result. The goal was to discover if their eating habits had any impact on their headache patterns. Information was gathered via a questionnaire in which each individual was questioned about their headaches and their diet, and their answers were assessed to ascertain whether there was any connection between specific foods and headache frequency.
They discovered that there were, in fact, particular food items which appeared to increase headaches in migraine sufferers. From greatest to least impact they were: red meat, white meat, cereal, vegetables, fruit, salad dressing, and eggs. Additionally, approximately three-quarters of the study participants told the research workers that ingesting chocolate would result in a migraine.
Since the typical Iranian diet does not incorporate the large volume of canned foods, processed meat, or fast foods often found in Western cultures, these kinds of items may need more assessment to establish if there is a connection between their consumption and migraine headaches. For the time being, if you deal with migraines personally, you might want to decrease or eliminate some of the foods listed which could potentially be responsible for your suffering.
If you're prepared to get natural relief for your migraines, give our Depew, NY office a call today at (716) 668-2225 for an appointment or more help and advice.
Nazari F, Eghbali M. Migraine and its relationship with dietary habits in women. Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research 2012;17(2 Suppl1):S65-S71.