Reasons for Headaches due to Hunger

Dr. Amar Amale    20-09-2020 Consult

When people do not eat on time due to the hectic schedule or starving for weight loss, hunger accompanies a throbbing headache. Moreover, the headache is not caused because your stomach is grumbling due to hunger, it may be a signal of your unhealthy eating habits. Let's understand more about these hunger headaches:

1. What are hunger headaches?
Hunger headaches are caused due to a lack of food. When your body does not get proper foods the glucose level in the body drops drastically. This will cause muscle tension and rebound dilation of the blood vessels. If you don't eat food for hours then search for adequate nutrition.

2. Causes of hunger headaches
A hunger headache mainly caused due to not consuming food properly. The other reasons for a hunger headache are skipping meals and delaying meals. The delaying in meals may result in a drop in your blood sugar levels. When do not eat the proper meal, your body releases hormone to counter low glucose levels, which trigger a headache.

3. How to identify a hunger headache
The main symptoms of a hunger headache are pain or pressure on both sides of the head. And most important it originates from the back of your head, gripping tightness in the forehead. The other symptoms include sweating, weakness, confusion, and fatigue.

4. How to get rid of hunger headaches
Increasing the amount of protein in your diet will prevent hunger. The consumption of an adequate amount of protein also prevents other issues like anxiety, stress, and tension.