STATES CHRONICLE – Although extensive efforts were performed in order to attempt to root out the source of migraines, advancements in combatting the nasty affliction have been minimal. The type of the migraine, the intensity, and the origin seem to differ greatly from person to person.
Medics cannot currently do anything to change this. There is no common natural element to find, and so doctors are left with treating conditions that usually cause migraines such as sleep problems, or food intolerances.
The medical world has been going back and forth on the idea that vitamin deficiencies could be one of the more common sources of migraines. Currently, most physicians do not check the patient’s vitamin deficiencies. Recent studies could change this, however,
Newly presented research shows that several vitamin supplements could help a majority of migraine sufferers.
The recent research was a study performed on young adults, on teens, and on children. The migraineurs were found, in an above average number, to have a number of lower vitamin levels – coenzyme Q10, riboflavin (B-2), and vitamin D.
One of the common grounds for all of these vitamins is that they are all needed for the mitochondria to function properly. The mitochondria handles how much energy is produced in our body’s cells. This means that one possible majority common cause for migraines is strongly related to the amount of energy our cells produce.
Either producing too little energy produced (and having a vitamin deficiency) or too much energy produced (taking too many supplements and vitamins) could ultimately be the source of a migraine.
The research did not give conclusive definite results. It just revealed that out of all the studied migraineurs, more than half (summed up) were missing one or more of the formerly mentioned vitamins. The researchers did state that the numbers were still too small to yield conclusive or definite results.
An older, similar study in regards to vitamin deficiencies had also linked the lack of Magnesium to migraines. The biochemical process through which our bodies absorb magnesium, however, is quite slow and also done at a minuscule scale. While Magnesium supplements could help migraineurs, the overall number of them would be too small.
If there is a conclusion to be drawn, it is that most migraines may be caused by any form of imbalance in our bodies, including vitamin deficiencies. Until medicine finds a definite cure-all cause and makes an answer for it, one of the best ways of attempting to prevent migraines is to try and live a balanced and healthy life.
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