STATES CHRONICLE- Migraines may be caused by mouth bacteria that we get from the food we eat. People who have more mouth bacteria are predisposed to developing migraines as well. This means that mouth bacteria plays a key role in triggering excruciating headaches.
This study also showed that people who have frequent migraines have more bacteria accumulated in their mouths.
Not every bacterium is dangerous and can cause migraines. There are some specific bacteria that can trigger problems. These mouth bacteria can modify nitrates into nitric oxide. This chemical is known for producing headaches.
Researchers believe that some foods are responsible for these mouth bacteria and for the nitric oxide. For example, leafy green vegetables and processed meat are more likely to trigger a migraine than a slice of bread.
Moreover, some medicine can cause a migraine as well because they contain ingredients that interact with the bacteria in the same way.
In order to conduct the study, researchers analyzed 2000 fecal samples and 172 oral ones. They discovered that the mouth bacteria are much more dangerous that the one found in the other samples. People who have mouth bacteria have a higher risk of having a migraine than those who have other bacteria in their body.
Before the participants gave the samples they needed to fill out a questionnaire which researchers used to follow up results. This showed that people who complained of having migraines in the past have a bigger number of mouth bacteria than the ones who did not report this problem. The study also showed that those who had bacteria in their oral samples presented a higher chance of having migraines.
Researchers mentioned that they did not found a real connection between these two and that they need to make more tests in order to show if this is true.
If researchers prove that there is a real connection between bacteria and migraines people would be more careful about what they eat. This means that people will have a way to prevent the pulsating headaches that bother them so often.
Let’s hope that the next studies are going to show whether there is a connection or not.
Did you experience migraines? Do you think that they are influenced by what you eat?
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