Why Do I Always Get A Headache When I Drink Alcohol

Food allergies are a leading cause of migraine attacks, and wine is one of the foods that can trigger migraine headaches. Your chiropractor in Murfreesboro TN will help you get relief from your painful headaches with their effective chiropractic treatment plan.

At Revolution Health Center, food allergy testing is known as “igG,” is performed to ascertain if there are some food items that are triggering the headache. If the test is positive, we work at finding out a list of the exact foods that cause your headache.


Many people think it’s the histamine in the wine that can lead to headaches. Unfortunately, there isn’t much-supporting evidence. Some people think it’s the sulfites in wine that cause the headache. Again, there’s not much evidence for that.

However, NCBI research shows that the tannins in wine are a major player when it comes to headaches. They add flavor to the wine, and they have an antioxidant effect. But one of the things that they’re finding is that the tannins increase serotonin release in your body. Serotonin is a feel-good hormone in your body. But for some people, an increase in serotonin levels in the body can lead to headaches, which could be quite detrimental and very painful.

So it’s important to pay attention to whether specific foods you eat are triggering your headaches.

If you drink a glass of wine and get a headache that is much worse than a typical hangover headache that you get after having many wine glasses. In that case, wine is likely the trigger for your headache. And it is better to stay away from it.

Dr. Oscar Noriega DC explaining - can wine cause headache


We suggest conducting a test so that you get a clear picture of what’s going on. 

Sometimes it may not be food allergies that trigger your headache. You may be suffering from a tension headache. In that case, we can also use chiropractic adjustments or some tools for headache relief.

You can do many things, including chiropractic care, food shifts, and many lifestyle changes to avoid these headaches.

Visit Revolution Health Center or call 615-867-7693 to learn more. We will conduct tests to find the trigger for your headache. We will then determine lifestyle changes and give dietary changes that help reduce your headache attacks and improve your overall health.

Dr. Oscar Noriega DC Explaines causes of headache after drinking alcohol
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About The Author
Dr. Oscar Noriega DC is a trusted chiropractor in Murfreesboro, TN. He has been practicing for over ten years at Revolution Health Center clinic. He has received a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University. Dr. Oscar Noriega is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and Tennessee Chiropractic Association. He lives in Murfreesboro with his wife and two kids.