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What can you do to avoid triggers that cause migraines?

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When you're away from home -- traveling, at a big event, or even at work -- it can be easy to miss meals. Your sleep pattern may change. You may just not get enough rest. Stress and spreading yourself too thin can bring on attacks in many people. Make an extra effort to eat well, sleep well, and manage stress wherever you are. It can help to know some ways to relax, like deep breathing or relaxing your muscles. Be sure to drink plenty of water, too. Sometimes, if you're at the gym, on vacation, or running errands, it can be easy to forget to drink up. But dehydration can start a migraine.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Migraines: Simple steps to head off the pain," "Headache: When to see a doctor."

Migraine Research Foundation: "Migraine Triggers."

American Migraine Foundation: "Tips for Avoiding Summer Migraines and Headaches," "When to Go to the Emergency Room for a Headache or Migraine."

National Headache Foundation: "Migraine."

American Family Physician: "Migraine Headaches: How to Deal with the Pain."

International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers: "What You Need To Know About Travelling With Medications."

Reviewed by Lawrence C. Newman on January 19, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Migraines: Simple steps to head off the pain," "Headache: When to see a doctor."

Migraine Research Foundation: "Migraine Triggers."

American Migraine Foundation: "Tips for Avoiding Summer Migraines and Headaches," "When to Go to the Emergency Room for a Headache or Migraine."

National Headache Foundation: "Migraine."

American Family Physician: "Migraine Headaches: How to Deal with the Pain."

International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers: "What You Need To Know About Travelling With Medications."

Reviewed by Lawrence C. Newman on January 19, 2018

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