Migraines are debilitating, and among neurologic conditions, they are one of the main causes of emergency department visits and lack of productivity.
Shae Datta, MD, co-director of NYU Langone’s Concussion Center and director of cognitive neurology at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, speaks with Eat This, Not That! about identifying daily triggers to avoid, such as certain foods and food additives. She also shares healthy habits to adopt, including regulating sleep, avoiding stress, and staying hydrated, to help prevent migraines.
“The most important thing I keep in mind when treating my patients is that everyone is unique, and the approach is never a one-size-fits-all solution. Be aware of overusing over-the-counter pain relievers as they can actually trigger medication overuse headaches and cause stomach upset and ulcers,” says Dr. Datta. “There is hope for your pain, and you do not have to suffer in silence.”
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