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Can a migraine be prevented?

To help prevent migraines, you can make some lifestyle changes. These can include eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. It is important that you identify and avoid any trigger factors that cause your migraines. This might involve avoiding tension and stress, fatigue, physical exhaustion and certain foods or drinks such as cheese, chocolate and red wine. Some people benefit from relaxation or meditation techniques to help prevent migraines. There is sufficient evidence to suggest that acupuncture is effective for both acute treatment and preventative treatment of migraines, often with fewer side effects. If migraines occur frequently, your doctor can prescribe you with specific medications to help prevent them.2664

Answered on 18 May 2018. Medically reviewed by Health&

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