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Weight Loss and Migraines

A recent study suggest that weight loss can reduce or eliminate migraine headaches. Over 45 million Americans migranesuffer from migraine headaches.  Migraines are painful and can reduce the quality of your life.  Some of the symptoms of a migraine headache can include:

  • A severe headache
  • Vomitting
  • Nausea
  • And sensitivity to light

In two studies presented at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, obese patients who went through gastric bypass surgery not only lost weight but reduced or eliminated the incidents of migraine headaches. In one study, of the 51 people suffering from migraines, 41 reported no incidents of migraine headaches after surgery. While an additional seven (7) people reported improvements.

Doctors cautioned, that though this information is interesting and can give them more insights to the causes of migraines, it is preliminary and has not gone through the peer review process.

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