According to the World Health Organization, almost half of the adult population has had a headache at least once within the last year.
Typically, headache is a result of stress, certain foods or alcohol, changes in sleep or skipped meals. However, there are other triggers that you probably didn’t know. The following facts about some of the more unusual headache causes was compiled from Prevention and Everyday Health.
Smoked, Pickled, Dried, or Aged Food.
Eating things like aged cheeses, salami, wine, and smoked salmon can give you a headache because they contain sulfites, which may dilate your blood vessels.
According to Alexander Mauskop, MD, director of the New York Headache Center and author, the common smells usually associated with the triggering of headaches are gasoline, tobacco, and perfume.