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Suffering from migraines? Cut down in your caffeinated drinks.

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Over-the-counter pain medications that contain caffeine could also be effective in stopping some headaches. But drinking large amounts of caffeinated beverages can actually trigger headaches for some migraine victims, in keeping with a study published within the August 2019 issue of American Journal of Medicine.

The researchers recruited about 100 individuals with migraine who had fewer than 15 headaches a month. For six weeks, they recorded the timing and characteristics of every migraine and their caffeinated beverage consumption.

Subsequently, the researchers found an association between high consumption of caffeinated beverages (three or more servings) and the likelihood of getting a migraine on the identical day. (Consumption of 1 to 2 caffeinated beverages was not related to an increased risk of headache.) One serving consists of 6 to eight ounces of coffee and tea, 12 ounces of soda, and a couple of ounces of energy drinks. The researchers didn’t collect information on the caffeine in foods comparable to chocolate, but added that foods contain much less caffeine than beverages.

Migraines might be triggered by many aspects, comparable to stress, skipping meals, lack of sleep and humidity. Although this study only showed an association, stopping high consumption of caffeinated beverages may offer one other option to reduce headache frequency.

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