(HealthDay News) -- The exact cause of migraines isn't fully understood, but experts have identified certain "triggers" that seem to bring on these headaches in many people.
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The Womenshealth.gov website says common migraine triggers include:
- Too much or too little sleep.
- Missing meals.
- Changes in weather.
- Exposure to loud noise, strong smells or bright light.
- Menstruation-related hormonal changes.
- Anxiety and/or stress.
- Certain foods or ingredients, such as caffeine, alcohol, nitrates, MSG, tyramine or artificial sweeteners.
-- Diana Kohnle
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