• 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?



This question has not been answered by one of our experts yet.


  • David1951 June 30, 2010
    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? 

  • VCruz July 03, 2010
    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.

  • James Leary July 30, 2014
    James Leary
    July 30, 2014

    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

    Migraine Cause

    High Cholesterol Levels: What Foods Should I Eat?

You should know Answers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.

Most Popular

High Cholesterol Prevention and Treatment
How to Schedule Time to Exercise