If you suffer from migraines, with the severe pain, flashes of light, blind spots, tingling in the arms and legs, nausea, vomiting, and increased sensitivity to light and sound, among other symptoms migraine sufferers share, we desire to offer you relief. So many of our patients have been able to treat, delay, and even stop the onset of their migraines without medication.
With the cause of the onset of migraines remaining largely a mystery to many people, it’s tough to find out just exactly what is causing this debilitating condition. But look no further–we are able to help you determine the principle cause of your migraine, so that you can take measures to stop it before it even starts.
So Why Do Migraines Happen?
Migraines result from the swelling of the brain, where blood vessels enlarge and inflammatory chemicals bombard your nerve fibers around these blood vessels, causing the horrible symptoms that coincide with a migraine. As more inflammatory chemicals that are released, blood vessels in the brain will continue dilate and swell.
These chemicals, called histamines, are part of the allergic response. Migraines often begin with exposure to a chemical perfume or odor, or an allergy-rich environment, alcohol, or sometimes allergenic foods. Many people have been instructed to avoid foods containing tyramine, like red wine, aged cheese, chocolate. They’ve also been told to avoid monosodium glutamate (MSG), or nitrates, found in foods like bacon, hot dogs, and salami. But often this is not enough.
In order to discover the root cause of your migraines, it’s important to find common allergenic sources, which often are largely related to foods that you consume on a daily basis. For example, gluten from grain is found in a huge quantity in the standard American diet. You’ll be hard-pressed to find foods without soy ingredients. Egg and dairy are present in a large number of baked goods and food products that line supermarket shelves. Instead of taking a shot in the dark and avoiding random groups of foods, there is a specific test that can show which foods are aggravating your system, so that you can avoid them and live a migraine-free life.
It’s also extremely important to ensure that you don’t have any vitamin or nutrient deficiencies, or metabolic or hormonal inconsistencies. These can all play a role not only in the treatment of migraines, but also your overall health, vigor, and well-being.
The most important thing is to unearth where the offense arises, so that by eliminating the triggers you can live a migraine-free life. At Cederquist Medical Wellness Center, we are able to run specific testing to help determine the underlying cause of your migraine. Many of our patients now live migraine-free lives, with more energy, vitality, and well-being than they ever dreamed possible. They are so grateful for having their life back, and never having to succumb to an incapacitating migraine again.
To help you solve your migraine mystery please call our office