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15 Migraine Triggers: What Causes A Migraine?

For millions of people who get regular migraines, pain and discomfort in an unfortunately regular occurrence. Migraines are a type of headache, but they differ in many ways. Migraines start with vasodilation, which is the enlargement of the blood vessels in the brain. This causes, “the release of chemicals from nerve fibers that coil around the large arteries of the brain.” This physical effect cannot explain all the extreme symptoms and scientists think it’s a more complex process.

There are known triggers of migraines. 75% of migraine sufferers are women, and it affects of 30 million Americans each year. If you regularly are afflicted by migraines, a good idea would be to try and avoid migraine triggers.

We have listed 15 known migraine triggers, but there are many more out there.

15. Perfume

Certain scents can cause an instant migraine in some people. The medical cause is uncertain, but the symptoms are very real with those affected by it. Certain scents can be worse than others, with perfume often triggering migraines.

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