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Avoiding Common Migraine Triggers Chiropractor for Headaches in Oxnard, CA

Hello, I’m Dr. Sean Delaney with Kalani Total Health Center. Today I want to talk some more about migraine headaches. But more specifically about some of the more common triggers of headaches.

Emotional Stress

The very first one I’m going to talk about is emotional stress. Emotional stress is probably one of the most common triggers that cause headaches. And this is usually what your body’s response is to some type of stressful event, the brain will release chemicals to help you deal with that situation. We call it the fight or flight response. And this gets the hairs and gets all your sentences, all your senses firing, and you’re ready to go to deal with that situation. You’re on high alert. Coming off of that, that’s usually when the headache can kick in, because it’s caused by the release of those chemicals can bring on that migraine headache.

Dietary Intake

Another one that is very common and contributes for about 30% of all migraine headaches, are the chemicals or preservatives that are added in your food. Rather do you think of foods like eggs, cheese, alcohol, chocolate, other food additives that they put in like nitrates, like what’s in pepperoni, hotdogs, deli meats, fermented food or pickled foods. Also think of like red dye 40, blue dye five things like that. Man, they can trigger a migraine headache like there’s no tomorrow. Another one that is big is missing a meal becoming slightly dehydrated or just lacking nutrients in your body, caffeine or there’s too much caffeine or too little caffeine, daily use of over the counter or pain medication. If you’ve been using this type of stuff for a long time your body feels different tolerances, and your body sometimes fights back with that migraine headache.

Blue Lights In Your Environment

And one of the bigger ones that we see this a lot, especially in office is when you walk into a building that uses fluorescent lights, they could trigger that it could be a flashing light that like I said fluorescent light can be blue light like which comes from watching your TV or your cell phone or being right up on your monitor being or spending too much time on your computer screen. Those are what we call blue light.

Hormonal Changes

Lastly, hormonal changes especially in women, as most common women will get migraines, if they’re suffering from a woman change based migraines, typically around the beginning of their menstrual cycle because you get a certain amount of certain a sudden drop of estrogen at the beginning of the cycle and that can trigger that migraine. Other hormonal changes happen most commonly between puberty and menopause is because of birth control or estrogen or some type of hormone replacement therapy. Those things are playing with the body’s hormones and it can kind of screw you up a little bit and sometimes the migraine can be the side effect of that. Men typically don’t suffer hormonal change type based migraines so it just doesn’t really happen.

Give us a call. Come on down and schedule an appointment. Let us help you discover or get to the root cause of why you’re having these headaches. I’m Dr. Sean Delaney with Kalani Total Health Center, your one stop Holistic Health shop.

Kalani Total Health Center

Dr. Kalani Jose founded Kalani Total Health Center after the healing abilities of chiropractic changed his life. After injuring his lower back at work, he worried he might never walk again, and his doctor told him there was nothing more traditional medicine could do. But one chiropractic adjustment would change his life. Not only did it heal his back, but Dr. Kalani discovered the transformative power of chiropractic medicine and dedicated his life to using it to help others.

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