Migraine Prevention: Top 5 Tips
Migraines are more than just headaches. They can cause nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, and can last for hours or even days. Shockingly, migraines currently affect 38 million people in the United States and one billion people worldwide. In fact, migraines are the 6th most disabling condition in the world. While doctors don’t know the exact cause of migraines, they are thought to be related to changes in the brain and genes.
Migraine triggers can include:
- hormone changes
- certain foods
- sleep disturbances.
Thankfully, there are ways to prevent migraines. Here are the top 5 tips:
- Get Adequate Sleep: Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep per night and try to maintain a consistent sleep schedule.
- Consider Taking Coenzyme Q10*: Coenzyme Q10 is an antioxidant that may help reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines.
- Try an Elimination Diet: Eliminating potential trigger foods such as cheese, alcohol, and food additives can help identify triggers.
- Avoid Nitrates and Nitrites: These preservatives are often found in cured meats and can trigger migraines.
- Do Low-Impact Exercise: Exercise can help reduce stress, which can trigger migraines. Low-impact exercises such as yoga, walking, and swimming are recommended.
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*Please note that while Coenzyme Q10 is a naturally occurring antioxidant, it is important to consult with your healthcare provider before taking any new supplements, including Coenzyme Q10. Your doctor can provide guidance on whether it is safe and appropriate for you to take this supplement, as well as advise on the recommended dosage.