Low weight, Migraines, effects of eating disorder on brain?

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    I am interested in knowing if there is any connection between low weight and migraine headaches. What , if any, long term effects would take place in the brain of a person with an eating disorder? Thank you, Cindy.





    Dear Cindy;


    This is a very broad question with no specific answer. Both increased and decreased weight can be associated with headaches and Migraines, often having to do with spinal fluid changes. The second part of your excellent question is also unknown, but research data may help in the future to understand what happens in the brains of people with eating disorders.

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Published On: November 08, 2009