Can Food Allergies Be the Cause Your Headaches?

Can Food Allergies Be the Cause Your Headaches?

Are you one of those people who seem to have a lot of headaches and you really don’t know why? Did you know that chronic headache is one of the most common reasons people see a doctor.  Hopefully you are like me and can pop a couple of Advils and move on.

The source of your headache could be  food allergies. Many people who suffer from food allergies report having persistent and annoying headaches. Years of published data and clinical experience suggest that food allergy may be a trigger of recurrent, persistent migraine headaches. 

But, just like everything, there is some disagreement about that.

While some experts believe that foods can worsen migraines through an allergic process, others believe the trigger is a result of food intolerance. There is a difference between food allergy and food intolerance. We will discuss the difference between allergy and intolerance later.

It is possible that migraine headaches are triggered by both allergic and non-allergic reactions to foods. I believe so. We know someone that gets headaches when they drink or eat anything that has milk in it but they are not allergic to milk. I get a headache every time we get food with MSG.

Anyway,  you can read more about allergies and headaches here. The Allergy Resource Center has an article all about allergies and headaches. If you suffer from headaches then you need to go visit your doctor and see what they say.

Till next time,