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The causes of migraines are still an ongoing search. However, most studies show that there is not a single triggering event or a particular cause, but rather, a combination of genetic or hereditary vulnerability to stress, inflammation, and other factors due to changes in the nervous and vascular systems.
Prolonged Exposure To Mechanical, Chemical, Or Heat Stimuli
Evidence suggests that a person’s pain receptors become sensitized by a variety of different events such as prolonged exposure to mechanical, chemical, or heat stimuli. An example of this is a prolonged exposure to the glare of intense light from computer screens, or watching television shows for a long period of time. These stimuli induce a relatively enduring functional change in the pain receptors.
Chemicals released in response to a painful stimulus can also result in a widening of the blood vessels. The subsequent leak of fluid into the surrounding tissues prompts the release of more inflammatory molecules, which further aggravates the pain, establishing a vicious cycle.
Changes in vascular and nervous systems
The blood vessels in the brain also supply the area around the eyes, which may be a likely explanation for the visual disturbances like moving lights or tunnel vision, that are so common in migraine attacks.
Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Anxiety or depression, on the other hand, can cause a deficiency in serotonin — a neurotransmitter responsible for the regulation of a person’s response to stress, emotional and pain modulation. This dysfunction is likely a contributing factor to a migraine.
Common headaches can be described as any abnormal, mild to moderate pain anywhere around the head that causes temporary discomfort. They can be caused by stress, injury or any number of reasons. Similarly, but more intense, migraine headaches, or simply “migraines” as they are referred, are recurring throbbing, pounding, debilitating headache pains that are often joined by vision abnormalities and nausea. If you’ve never had one, you don’t want one. If you’ve had one, which is presumably why you’re here, you want treatment to get rid of it as fast as possible. They are that painful.
If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may be suffering with a headache or migraine:
There are several different causes of headache and/or migraine pain from hormonal imbalances to stress to the foods you eat. Each can be a trigger for the onset of pain and discomfort. These include: