Vitamin D could help reduce migraine headache attacks

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Scientists found vitamin D supplementation could reduce headache attacks per month and headache days per month among migraine patients.

The research is published in The American Journal of Emergency Medicine and was conducted by Chen Hu et al from the Chongqing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

In the study, the team did a systematic review of clinical studies exploring the effect of vitamin D for migraine patients. Data were included for six randomized controlled trials with 301 patients.

The researchers found that vitamin D supplementation could reduce headache attacks per month, headache days per month, and migraine disability assessment questionnaire scores compared with controls.

But it had no obvious effect on attack duration or headache severity.

The team says they need more randomized controlled trials with large patient samples to explore this issue.

A migraine is a headache that can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. It’s often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.

Migraine headaches are sometimes preceded by warning symptoms. Triggers include hormonal changes, certain food and drink, stress and exercise.

Migraine headaches can cause throbbing in one particular area that can vary in intensity. Nausea and sensitivity to light and sound are also common symptoms.

Preventive and pain-relieving medication can help manage migraine headaches.

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