To Your Good Health: Identifying triggers for migraine | Columnists

DEAR DR. ROACH: Is it true that fructose is a trigger for migraines? — L.J.S.

ANSWER: Migraine headaches are a form of episodic headache, often associated with nausea, as well as sensitivity to light and sound. There are many subtypes of migraine, including migraine without headache, and any given person may identify his or her own trigger for migraine. It’s possible fructose is a trigger for some people.

Stress and sleep changes are among the most common. Women sometimes get migraines around the time of menstruation. These are called catamenial migraines (thank you, Dr. Abby Spencer, who taught me that word years ago).

Among foods, caffeine and wine are very commonly identified triggers for migraine. Some people identify chocolate as a trigger, but it may not be. It’s possible to get food cravings, such as for chocolate, at the beginning of the migraine syndrome, so although it seems as though

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Penis Health 101 – Identifying Risk Factors for Penis Health Problems

Penis health numbers among a man’s top concerns, and for good reason. Penis problems can not only affect a man’s romantic life and self-esteem; they can also be a signal that something else is wrong. In some cases, problems like loss of erectile function, frequent infections, and diminished sensitivity are indicative of a serious issue that may require active treatment and long-term management of symptoms.

By understanding the potential issues that may lead to penis problems, men can take active steps to preserve not only their penis health, but also their overall physical and emotional well-being.

Some common risk factors that can lead to penis health problems are as follows:

1. Heart disease – The heart plays an important role in penis functioning, and when not all is as it should be in terms of cardiovascular health, the male equipment is often among the first of the body systems to … Read More