Migraine is the 3rd most common disease in the world with an estimated global prevalence of 14.7%
Can drinking water help you avoid a migraine?
If you suffer from migraines, drinking enough water is essential to prevent triggering a dehydration headache.
Of course, there are many things that can trigger a migraine and it may not have anything to do with how hydrated you are, but research suggests being sufficiently hydrated can reduce the overall intensity and length of an attack.
Our bodies require a stable balance of fluids and electrolytes to function, so if our water intake is too low, it can cause a dehydration headache.
These can be mild or as severe as a migraine, and occur at the front, back, side, or all over the head. The best way to prevent this type of attack from being triggered is to avoid dehydration.
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How much water should you drink each day?
Experts recommend we drink 8 glasses of fluid per day, but this can vary depending on your weight and how much exercise you do.
It can also depend on the climate you’re in, for example, if you’re excessively sweating throughout the day, you will need to replenish those fluids and drink more than you would on any other average day.
How to prevent a migraine caused by dehydration?
- Drink the recommended amount of fluid for your body
- Drink more if you’re exercising or in hot weather
- Try to avoid alcohol and caffeine
- Spread your recommended fluid intake throughout the day
- Eat fluid rich foods such as fruits and vegetables with high water content
- Drink more fluids if you’re unwell and factors are causing you to lose fluids faster than you usually would
While the above points can help to avoid a dehydration headache, if you’re suffering from a migraine caused by a lack of fluids, it can take some time to be completely relieved.
How to avoid a migraine
The exact cause of migraines is unknown, but there are many possible triggers that have been identified alongside dehydration.
Researchers suggest migraines are caused by a result of abnormal brain activity temporarily affecting blood vessels, signals and chemicals in the brain.
Potential triggers include:
- Hormone changes
- Emotional triggers such as stress or anxiety
- Tiredness and exhaustion
- Low blood sugar
- Neck or shoulder tension
- Irregular eating patterns
- Strong smells
- Loud noises
- Bright lights
- Some forms of medication
If you think your migraines may be caused by dehydration, make sure to drink enough fluids throughout the day and rest. If you need to treat severe dehydration or your migraines are not triggered by this, consult your doctor to rule out other underlying causes or potential triggers.
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