Migraines aren’t anything to sneeze at. They can ruin your week and lead to bigger health problems including permanent brain damage.
But what causes migraines and why are they so prevalent?
A new study has revealed it might be because of what you drink out of…
Plastic could be to blame for the rise in migraines
A Kansas study, published in Toxicological Sciences, has revealed that “drinking water from plastic cups or bottles could be giving people migraines,” reveals iol.
Because the controversial “gender-bending” chemical, Bisphenol A (BPA), present in synthetic packaging material like plastic bottles may trigger the attacks.
Here’s how the study came to this conclusion.
According to the Daily Mail, researchers “emulated human exposure to BPA in the laboratory. They did this by observing the behaviour of rats, half of whom they gave the chemical to once every three days.”
The results were shocking…
30 minutes after receiving the BPA, the rat group illustrated typical migraine sufferer behaviour. They “became less active, steered clear of loud noise and strong light, were easily startled and showed signs of tenderness to the head.”
Why is BPA a factor in migraines?
The study also showed that the rats’ brains gave off sign off too much oestrogen. This is significant because scientists believe sudden changes in this female hormone, which BPA mimics, are to blame for migraines, adds gulfnews.com.
Bottom line: Thus far, researchers have linked BPA to a range of health problems including obesity, infertility, asthma, diabetes and heart attacks. Now you can add migraines to the list. If those aren’t good reasons to switch to glass products and keep plastic use to a minimum, we don’t know what is.