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?
Hi jwagner! I hope you have found some relief for the headaches. I am not aware of any links between high cholesterol and a reaction to certain foods, but I am not a doctor. Have you seen or consulted your doctor about the headaches? If you haven't, I would suggest asking your physician. If you have, would you consider returning to the community and telling us what you learned? I am sure that others would benefit from your experience.
In any case, here are some links that might be useful to you:
Migraine and More - Looking Around HealthCentral - July 29, 2014
High Cholesterol Levels: What Foods Should I Eat?
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?
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.