Fast Five Quiz: Chronic Migraine Prevention

Stephanie J. Nahas, MD, MSEd; Helmi L. Lutsep, MD


February 04, 2022

Figure 1. Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) image of the brain in a patient during an attack of classic migraine. The color-coded image shows areas of the brain that are metabolically active (red); low activity with reduced blood flow is caused by migraine (at lower left).

Avoiding factors that precipitate a migraine attack is an important component of chronic migraine prevention. Some common migraine triggers include missing meals, high humidity, red wine, stress, and use and overuse of certain medications.

Learn more about chronic migraine triggers.


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