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Question: Why do healthy foods like bananas or yogurt trigger migraine? Anwer: Bananas by themselves are usually not a trigger for migraine, although banana peels have significant amounts of tyramine and could trigger a migraine for migraine patients who are sensitive to tyramine (also found in...

Figuring out exactly what triggers symptoms is one of the ongoing struggles of migraine and headache patients. While no two patients experience migraine the same, there are some general areas of consideration when narrowing down the list. Specific Foods There is a naturally occurring compound called...

June 28 is recognized as Headache Disease Research Day, and in 2018 headache and migraine patients have more to be excited about than ever. After decades of advocacy, education and research, the number and quality of new treatments and prevention methods available and currently in-research...

Question: Is a low pressure headache the same thing as hydrocephalus? I’m considered normal pressure hydrocephalus, plus I have chiari malformation and chronic migraines, which I assume are attributed to one or both of those conditions. Answer: No, low pressure headaches are caused by a spinal leak. This...

We have partnered with an app called RoundUp that allows you to round up and donate the change from your credit or debit card purchases to support the National Headache Foundation- all automatically and without hassle. You can even cap the maximum amount you want...

Natural disasters can strike quickly and without warning, leaving survivors in physical and emotional pain. Add debilitating headache or migraine to the mix, and surviving becomes that much harder. When faced with a potential natural disaster - wildfires, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc. - it’s essential to...

The National Headache Foundation has begun to conduct surveys with thousands of our patient members on important topics: affordability of care; meaningful migraine relief; satisfaction with medications and treatment; etc. The results are accumulating and we are beginning to analyze some of the data.   In...

Migraine is a debilitating disease that impacts over 37 million people in the United States. While unfortunate, those who suffer from regular migraines have a higher risk of developing other health issues, such as anxiety, depression and insomnia, to name a few. Additionally, men with...