Trigger factors

What are trigger factors and can being aware of them help you to manage your migraine?

What is a trigger?

A trigger is any event, change, external stimulus or physical act which seems to result in migraine

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Common triggers

Commonly reported migraine trigger factors include hunger, dehydration, stress and changes in routine

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Hypoglycaemia

Having an abnormally low blood sugar (glucose) level can affect migraine

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Food and diet

Does gluten sensitivity cause migraine? Is there a migraine diet? Frequently asked questions about what we eat and migraine

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Menstruation

Many women find that their menstrual cycle affects their migraine

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Menopause and midlife

We look at the key issues for women who experience migraine during the onset of their menopause

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Jaw tension

Teeth grinding and clenching your jaw can act as a trigger for migraine and other headaches

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