The Gut Factor: Exploring the Role of Digestive Health in Migraine

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Key Questions
  • What is abdominal migraine?
  • Does abdominal migraine occur in both children/adolescents and adults?
  • What is gastroparesis?
  • What is the gut-brain axis? What is its relationship to migraine and gut health?
  • What is a leaky gut and how does it impact our brain health?
  • Does what we eat impact inflammation and therefore influence migraine?
  • What physiological changes occur in response to stress? What is its impact on migraine?
  • What are some of the side effects of migraine medications that impact the gut?
  • What is cyclical vomiting syndrome?
  • Is there a connection between infants with colic and the development of migraine later in life?
Interview Notes
Treatments Mentioned
  • Amitriptyline
  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Atogepant (Qulipta)
  • Bifidobacterium
  • CGRP small-molecule receptor antagonists (gepants)
  • Compazine (Prochlorperazine)
  • Diet
  • Erenumab (Aimovig)
  • Exercise
  • Lactobacillus
  • Metoclopramide (Reglan)
  • Nortriptyline (Pamelor)
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Probiotics
  • Stress management
  • Sumatriptan (Imitrex)
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • Triptans
  • Ubrogepant (Ubrelvy)

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Vince Martin

Vince Martin, MD, AQH

Headache & Facial Pain Center at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute

Vincent Martin is the director of the Headache and Facial Pain Center at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute. He has been a professor of clinical medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine since 2004. Dr. Martin is president of the National Headache Foundation and a fellow of the American Headache Society and the American College of Physicians.

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