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What Is a Migraine Without Aura?

How Can Migraines Without Aura Be Prevented? continued...

Reducing physical triggers. Illness, missing meals, and being too tired can all trigger migraines. So can physical exertion, motion, and head injuries. Even menstruation can trigger migraines. Reduce the effect of physical triggers by trying to identify them, keeping a regular routine, being sure to treat illnesses quickly, and taking steps to avoid other physical triggers.

Looking for environmental triggers. Some people are sensitive to flickering lights, fluorescent lights, changes in air pressure or altitude, or even bold visual patterns. Use your headache diary to identify any environmental triggers -- and then take steps to eliminate or avoid them.

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Reviewed by Varnada Karriem-Norwood, MD on April 19, 2012

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