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Headaches - How to prevent?

​Most headaches have a genetic basis. Some may also be sensitive to certain triggers that can lead to a headache.
Lessen the impact of a headache by identifying triggers and avoiding them:

  • External environment i.e. changes in weather, bright lights, smells and loud sounds
  • Emotion, mood and stress
  • Diet e.g. alcohol, cheese, chocolate, monosodium glutamate (MSG), citrus fruits
  • Hormonal changes due to menstruation, menopause, oral contraception, hormone replacement therapy

Keeping a headache diary can help identify factors that may contribute to the headache and the pattern of the headache.

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