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Migraine Headache Causes

How can alcohol affect migraines?

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  • AMosaraf Ali, MD, Integrative Medicine, answered
    Dr. Mosaraf Ali - How can alcohol affect migraines?

    If you're prone to migraines, it's important to know the habits that might be making things worse. In this video, integrative medicine expert and Dr. Oz Show guest Mosaraf Ali discusses a common attempt at stress-relief that can backfire. 


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  • ASteven Meyers, MD, Neurology, answered on behalf of NorthShore University HealthSystem
    Alcohol is a common trigger of migraine. Beer and red wine are the most commonly identified triggers. Clear alcohols such as vodka and gin seem less likely to trigger attacks but can still do so.
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