Trigger factors in primary headaches subtypes: a cross-sectional study from a tertiary centre in Greece

  title={Trigger factors in primary headaches subtypes: a cross-sectional study from a tertiary centre in Greece},
  author={Panagiotis (Takis) Iliopoulos and Dimitris Damigos and Elli Kerezoudi and Georgia Limpitaki and Michael Xifaras and Dionysoula Skiada and Aikaterini Tsagkovits and Petros Skapinakis},
  journal={BMC Research Notes},
BackgroundPrevious studies have shown that common headache triggers contribute to the onset of headache attacks on predisposed individuals and are considered important in the prevention of headache. The aim of this study was to compare the different characteristics of triggers among the most common primary headache subtypes (migraine without aura, migraine with aura and tension type headache).MethodsA total of 116 headache patients of the neurology outpatient department of a tertiary hospital… 
Among the trigger factors leading to the intensification of migraine attacks, stress, sleep changes, and bright lights were the most common and important causes of headache, followed by tiredness and weather change disturbance.
Geographical Differences in Trigger Factors of Tension-Type Headaches and Migraines
The geographical location factor has an influence on the trigger factors of headaches, especially sunlight and sleep deprivation, and ethnicity may have an effect due to the cultural differences.
Dietary trigger factors of migraine and tension-type headache in a South East Asian country
Chocolate and coffee significantly triggered migraine compared to TTH, and inter-ethnic differences were observed for dietary trigger factors.
The results of this research show that primary headache was more common in women as many as 19 people (61%) compared to male 12 people (39%).
Management of headache and associated factors among undergraduate medicine and health science students of University of Gondar, North West Ethiopia
High prevalence without adequate medical care seeking behaviour and the associated significant analgesic consumption necessitate the designing of all rounded strategies to improve the quality of life of individuals with such neurologic disorders.
Prevalence of Primary Headache Disease and Associated Factors with it among Rift Valley University Adama Campus Students, 2019
Headache is a common complaint among Rift Valley University Adama Campus students and it limits the daily activity of the majority of the sufferers and students need proper education about treatment to ease their suffering and forestall complications.
Description of a series of 65 patients with chronic migraine: clinical pattern and evolution
The abuse of symptomatic medication is the most important predisposing factor for migraine chronification and occurrence of medication overuse headache (CAM), so abandoning the abuse and following an adequate treatment should be the primary measures for the management of the disease.
Food avoidance among patients with headache
It was confirmed that individual characteristics of headache were dietary triggers in half the participants, and alcohol was the most frequently mentioned trigger, followed by cheese, fat and caffeine.
The effect of weather variables on the severity, duration, and frequency of headache attacks in the cases of episodic migraine and episodic tension-type headache
The importance of considering the weather-headache relationship during the review of the current treatment in cases of unresponsiveness to treatment should be kept in mind.


Trigger factors of migraine and tension-type headache: experience and knowledge of the patients
Almost all trigger factors are experienced occasionally and not consistently by the majority of patients, and the difference between theoretical knowledge and personal experience is largest for oral contraceptives, chocolate and cheese.
Migraine and Tension-Type Headache in Croatia: A Population-Based Survey of Precipitating Factors
It is demonstrated that precipitant-dependent attacks are frequent among both migraineurs and tensiontype headachers and it is suggested that some triggering factors may contribute to the higher occurrence of precipitating-dependent headache attacks in susceptible individuals.
Precipitating and relieving factors of migraine versus tension type headache
The most frequent precipitating factors for headache appear to be identical for both migraine and TTH patients, and massage are effective maneuver for relieving pain among migrianeurs.
Trigger factors in migraine patients.
Trigger factors are frequent in migraine patients, its avoidance may decrease headache frequency and also improve patients' quality of life.
Precipitating and relieving factors of migraine headache in 200 iraqi kurdish patients.
OBJECTIVES To study the precipitating and relieving factors of migraine headache in a group of Iraqi Kurdish patients including the effect of fasting in Ramadan, and to estimate the percentage of
Comparison of Pre-Headache Phases and Trigger Factors of Migraine and Episodic Tension-Type Headache: Do they Share Similar Clinical Pathophysiology?
The results showed that different type of headaches share common prodrome and aura signs and symptoms as well as the same trigger factors, and it is suggested that similar trigger factors may trigger similar mechanisms and may cause common preheadache Signs and symptoms in all headache types.
The Triggers or Precipitants of the Acute Migraine Attack
  • L. Kelman
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache
  • 2007
Tiggers were more likely to be associated with a more florid acute migraine attack and differences were seen between women and men, aura and no aura, episodic and chronic migraine, and between migraine and probable migraine.
Perceived migraine triggers: do dietary factors play a role?
The large number of triggers detected in the present study emphasises the importance of awareness and avoidance of these factors in the management of patients with migraine.
Prospective Analysis of Factors Related to Migraine Attacks: The PAMINA Study
Menstruation is most important in increasing the risk of occurrence and persistence of headache and migraine, and other factors increase the risk less markedly or decrease the risk.