• jwagner jwagner
    June 30, 2010
    Why do I get headaches after I eat certain foods?
    jwagner jwagner
    June 30, 2010

    I have high cholesterol and usually eat pretty healthy foods; however, sometimes after eating greasy or high cholesterol foods I get sudden, severe headaches.  Does anyone know why this happens?

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  • David1951 June 30, 2010
    David1951
    June 30, 2010

    having high cholesterol has no physical symptoms.

    many people do complain of headaches after eating greasy foods and there doesn't seem to be a common cause identified. one possability is a "fatty oxidation disorder" (FOD). with this disorder your body does not ulilize fats well and low blood sugar can result which can cause headaches...

    are there any other symptoms you can identify with greasy foods? 

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  • VCruz July 03, 2010
    VCruz
    July 03, 2010

    Are the greasy foods usually highly spiced too, like Mexican or Chinese foods?  Some spices will give me a severe headache soon after eating, but then I get food-induced migraines too.  A salt load could also induce a vascular headache.

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