Migraine triggers

Learn more about migraine triggers with information and advice on migraine headache causes, symptoms and treatment.

PTSD common in migraine sufferers

Adults who suffer migraine headaches are more apt to have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than the general population, a new study suggests.

Make migraines go away…

By disarming your triggers the natural way, you can alleviate — or even eliminate — devastating migraine attacks.

Blinding migraine?

It hurts just to open your eyes. It's migraine time again. So what can you do to stop this from happening again?

Migraine triggers

Although the cause of migraine is unknown, what we do know is that certain foods can trigger an attack. Here is a list of foods you should avoid.

Part I: Festive rush triggers migraines

The holiday season should be a time of relaxation and joy. But it can be the most painful time of the year for many migraine and headache sufferers. Here's advice.

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Dr Elliot Shevel is a South African migraine surgery pioneer and the founder and medical director of The Headache Clinic in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, South Africa. The Headache Clinic is a multidisciplinary practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of Primary Headaches and Migraines. Dr Shevel is also the main author of all scientific publications generated by his team. He recently won a high level science debate in which he was able to prove that the current migraine diagnosis and classification is not based on data. Tertiary Education - Dr Shevel holds both Dental and Medical degrees, and practises as a specialist Maxillo-facial and Oral Surgeon. Follow the Headache Clinic on Twitter@HeadacheClinic.

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