Wednesday 7 December 2016

Take action against migraines

Published 08/09/2015 | 02:30

Migraine - there are steps you can take to avoid them.
Migraine - there are steps you can take to avoid them.

Migraine Action Week 2015 is being launched on Friday and several information events are being organised around the country. In the meantime, some helpful hints on managing the condition include:

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* Don't skip meals

* Eat regularly

* Be aware of GI foods with a high GI (glycaemic index), such as sugary treats and white bread, which cause sugar peaks and troughs. Stick to low-GI foods, such as wholegrains, pulses and low-fat dairy.

* Drink plenty of water. Dehydration is a known precursor to migraine so make sure you drink at least 1.5 to two litres of water during the day.

* Eat carbohydrates in the evening as tiredness can trigger migraine.

See migraine.ie or phone 1850-200-378.

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