MIGRANE

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headaches can come in all shapes and intensities, one of the most common is called migraine. Migraine is generally classified as a severe headache often accompanied by sensory disabilities and vision problems. Some people with chronic migraines often also suffer from nausea, pain in arms and legs, vomiting and increased sensitivity to light and sound.

Headaches vary from person to person; some suffer from it for a few hours, while others can take it for several days.
There are many factors that cause migraine: the level of stress, diet, weight, environmental factors and hormone levels. In this case we will analyze specifically the relationship between chronic migraine and the levels of serotonin in the body.
Do you suffer from migraines? The information below will be useful.

Headaches vary from person to person; some suffer from it for a few hours, while others can take it for several days.
There are many factors that cause migraine: the level of stress, diet, weight, environmental factors and hormone levels. In this case we will analyze specifically the relationship between chronic migraine and the levels of serotonin in the body.


Serotonin is a chemical naturally produced by our bodies. Serotonin acts as a neurotransmitter, is popularly known as the “happy hormone.” It is thought that serotonin is responsible for our emotional and mental balance. A deficiency in this hormone can cause anxiety and depression.
Since serotonin a neurotransmitter, its action can affect the entire body. Here is a brief list of the areas most adversely affected as a result of a lack of serotonin:
* Humor and social behavior
* Habits of sleep
* Memory
* Desire and sexual activity
* Appetite
* Digestion
There are three areas within our bodies with a higher concentration of serotonin:
* The walls of our intestines (90%)
* The blood platelets
* The central nervous system
Now, in connection with migraines, serotonin plays a primary role. Serotonin acts on the blood vessels, including intracranial vessels inside the skull. The hormone has the ability to force the vessels due to its action on the smooth muscle. The expansion of these intracranial vessels often results in headaches and migrainesThat’s why the serotonin helps relieve migraine by inhibiting the expansion and favoring coercion.
Studies have demonstrated the link between migraine and low levels of serotonin within the tissues of the cells, the bond is very strong, and the researchers call “low serotonin syndrome.”
During a migraine, the body excretes the urine the major metabolite of serotonin. So not only the headache is caused by low levels of serotonin, but the disorder itself will cause a further loss of this hormone … a vicious circle.
In addition, it is thought that serotonin is able to increase the pain threshold of the body making the headache more manageable.
Factors causing low levels of serotonin.
*Low protein intake
Serotonin is converted from tryptophan (amino acid), which we can integrate through our diet. We can find the tryptophan in protein-rich foods such as red meat, chicken, beans, cheese, lentils and eggs.
*Lack of nutrients
Vitamin B6, zinc, magnesium and vitamin C are essential in the process of conversion from tryptophan to serotonin. When our body has a nutritional deficiency, it is not able to fulfill this mechanism. To overcome this deficiency in our diet should incorporate plenty of fruits and vegetables (especially green leafy vegetables from), healthy fats and protein.
*Poor health of the gastro-intestinal
As mentioned previously, 90% of serotonin is located in our intestinal tract. Inflammation and other types of trauma can affect hormone levels, making it difficult for your body to its normal regularization. Keep in mind that a fully functional bowel does not make it harder to absorb those nutrients needed for production of serotonin itself.
*Other factors
Chronic stress and lack of sleep.
3 simple steps to increase serotonin levels naturally.
1. Increasing foods rich in tryptophan and vitamin B6
* Red meat
* Eggs
* Fish
* Beans
* Lentils
* Chicken
* Avocado
* Spinach
2. Spend more time outdoors
Numerous studies show that walking outdoors under natural light of the sun is a great way to increase the production of serotonin in the body naturally.
3. Less Stress

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