Stay up to date on all things migraine. Sign up and we’ll send you the latest news, resources, scientific breakthroughs, events, tips, and much more.

What causes a migraine headache?

There are many possible causes for migraines, but a common cause is allergies to certain foods such as cured meats and cheeses, wine, beer, MSG, or food additives such as colorings. Other causes include sensitivity to odors or perfume, emotional stress, clenching of the jaw, and hormonal fluctuations such as those that occur during menstruation or the onset of menopause. Some think that migraines are caused by blood vessel dilation in the head or changes in blood pressure. Others believe that migraines are nerve pain.

Send this to a friend