by Ady, imported from http://drady.blogspot.com
This week Professor Paul R Martin, a researcher in migraine and tension-type headache; stress, anxiety and depression; social networks and support; obesity and cardiovascular diseases; and also a Centenary Medal awardee in 2003, gave a public dean lecture entitled “Triggers of migraine and headache: to avoid or not to avoid, that is the question”
Migraine is defined as disorders characterized by moderate to severe headache, usually one-side and pulsating and lasting in several hours to days. Other symptoms are varied from abdominal discomfort such as nausea and vomiting to photophobia. Triggers of migraine are widely varied and individualistic as well. Generally, the triggers are classified as environmental, food, chemical, hormonal and behavioural factors. The most popular among others is chocolate as a trigger in some sufferers.