Explained: Why do we experience migraines?

Migraines can definitely put a damper on any bike adventure or cut short a big ride. For those of us who experience frequent and debilitating migraines, a routine bike ride can sometimes feel like big risk.

If you’re curious as to why we get migraines and how we might better predict or prevent them, Northside Hospital breaks it down below.

Explained is a series of short videos where Northside experts give explanations to common patient questions. In this episode, neurologist Dr. Rizwan Bashir explains why we experience migraines

Migraines are a very common condition and often occur at a young age. They can be exacerbated or caused by a variety of lifestyle factors.

Maintain healthy sleeping habits to help avoid migraines. That includes going to bed and waking up at the same time every day.

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If you experience frequent migraines, it is important to talk to your doctor, who can discuss a variety of strategies to combat migraines. 

Learn more about neurology at Northside.