Nearly 40 million Americans experience migraines. While the exact cause of migraines is still not clear, it’s believed that they occur when the pain center in the brain is triggered — though the trigger can differ depending on the person.
If you’re trying to get to the root of your headaches, functional medicine doctor Robin Berzin, MD, the founder of Parsley Health, says that there are some common culprits to be aware of.
Food sensitivities can lead to migraines, for instance, due to the food triggering an inflammatory response in the body. Magnesium deficiency can also bring on migraines for some people, since magnesium is “important for hundreds of chemical reactions in the body including liver detoxification, hormone balance, and the constriction and dilation of blood vessels, all of which have implications for migraines,” Berzin tells Yahoo Health.
For more sneaky migraine triggers — and advice from Berzin on how to avoid them, or at least minimize them from your life — watch the video.
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