Friday, October 23, 2009

How Migraineurs Are Affected By Hangovers


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At first blush studying the impact of hangovers on migraineurs might seem frivolous and like a waste of resources. But as you'll learn by reading Teri Robert's excellent article about the study, it is actually teaches us important information about migraines and how they may or may not be influenced by certain factors such as dehydration.

Why Hangovers May Be Worse for Migraine Sufferers
This observation provides insight in to the effects of alcohol on trigeminal pain. This is the first demonstration of an inducible headache in a rat model that uses a trigger that also induces headaches in the humans. Future directions include examining the cellular mechanism behind this phenomenon.




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