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Why do you get migraines?

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Doctors aren’t totally sure what causes migraine headaches, but they think imbalances in certain brain chemicals may play a role. Your genes, age, gender, and hormonal changes are also likely factors.

From: Migraine Causes WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Migraine,” “Migraine: Simple steps to head off the pain,” “Migraine, symptoms and causes.”

KidsHealth.org: “Migraines: What a Pain!”

Cleveland Clinic: “Migraine Headaches.”

American Cancer Society: “Aspartame: What is Aspartame?”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 09, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Migraine,” “Migraine: Simple steps to head off the pain,” “Migraine, symptoms and causes.”

KidsHealth.org: “Migraines: What a Pain!”

Cleveland Clinic: “Migraine Headaches.”

American Cancer Society: “Aspartame: What is Aspartame?”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 09, 2018

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