Migraine is considered as the second leading cause of disability worldwide, most commonly seen in young women. Skipping meals, dehydration and fasting are among many triggering factors which have been described in literature as a cause of increased frequency and severity of migraine attacks. The underlying pathophysiology, prevention and management of fasting induced migraine has been documented, however, there is a lack of randomized controlled trials for the same. This review article discusses these important aspects in the light of published literature and gives directions on future areas of research.
Jafri, Lubna Ashraf and Wasay, Mohammad
"Migraine and Fasting,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 16:
2, Article 10.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol16/iss2/10