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Migraine and Obesity

Gabriel Santos - Monday, November 10, 2014

Is there A Link Between Migraine and Obesity?

When a migraine hits, it can feel like a freight train, taking you down for the entire day. Whether you suffer from headaches and migraines regularly or you get a huge migraine at least once a month, you will want to find out the best way of reducing or preventing these attacks.

It is a well known fact that obesity can cause serious health problems. However, it is only certain symptoms such as diabetes and heart disease that are widely known and understood. Recent research is also suggesting there could be a direct link between obesity and headaches or migraines.

How Your BMI Could Affect Your Susceptibility to Headaches

    Do you know what your BMI is right now? The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a means of measuring your level of obesity and can be the most accurate way of diagnosing and preventing health problems associated with weight. While you may already know or feel that you are overweight, it is your BMI that is a good indicator. If you have a BMI of 30 or more, you could start to experience serious headaches on a daily basis. A healthy BMI of 20, on the other hand, could help you avoid these headaches and other health problems.

    Could Losing Weight Ease Your Headache?

    If a high BMI is linked to headache, it makes sense to do something about that problem. By losing weight, you can benefit from a range of health benefits including a reduction in the amount of headaches you are experiencing.

    Research has also shown that there is a link between the body’s metabolism and the frequency of headaches. It also seems that being underweight can bring its fair share of headache problems. This would suggest that headache sufferers should aim for the healthiest BMI possible according to their body frame and height.

    How the New Jersey Headache Institute Can Help

    At New Jersey Headache Institute, we work with many patients to determine the cause of their headaches and what we can do to alleviate that pain. We can give you advice on how to improve your lifestyle, ease your headache symptoms, and eventually be headache-free.

    We offer a range of innovative and proven headache treatments and we would be happy to arrange an appointment at your convenience with one of our experienced headache experts. Making some changes to your diet and lifestyle could be the answer to reducing and avoiding headaches and migraine.

    Make those headaches a thing of the past by speaking to the headache experts at New Jersey Headache Institute. Call us at  908.660.4382 or use our contact form to book a consultation.




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