HEADACHE and MIGRAINE by DAO (Diaminoxidase) Deficiency
A weak activity of Diaminoxidase enzyme (DAO) makes body unable to fight
histamine excess. It remains active in intestine and can cause headaches. Let's see
natural cures for headache or migraine by DAO deficiency and precautions for
carrying out DAO test.
WHAT are the CAUSES of DAO DEFICIENCY HEADACHE
Excess of histamine, which is a neural transmitter, causes vessels modifications that
cause inflammation and can lead to migraine attack. Many migraine patients have
deficiency in activity of DAO enzyme.
DAO activity is not always related to the concentration of enzyme itself. Analysis of
its concentration in the blood is not always useful for finding cause of migraine.
DAO test evaluates activity of DAO enzyme in the blood using immunoenzymatic
technique. It's aimed to people who suffer from frequent headaches and/or migraines.
The increase in histamine in the circulation also involves mast cells. Their malfunction
prevents the accumulation within them of the histamine produced (as normally happens)
and thus allows an increase in the circulating level of histamine in the blood.The finding of
a reduction in the DAO enzyme, as a triggering factor for migraine, allows an effective
preventive treatment of the disease. The result is an improvement in patients quality of life.
Natural cures and remedies for DAO deficiency migraine are possible. They enhance
activity of mast cells , thus eliminating the risk of headache onset.
Recommendations for the DAO survey are as follows: carry out the exam in 24-72
hours following migraine crisis and be fasting for 8 hours. Temporarily stop taking
drugs decreasing presence of DAO enzyme in the blood. Such drugs are
anti-inflammatory, antihistamines, antidepressants, diuretics, antibiotics,
prokinetics (drugs used for gastroesophageal reflux), mucolytics, neuroleptics.
It's not recommended to perform this test during pregnancy, because placenta
produces DAO enzyme. This, in fact, is one of the causes why migraine attacks
decrease during pregnancy.
HOW DAO DEFICIENCY HEADACHE is CURED in the TRADITIONAL way
As therapy, it's recommended taking DAO enzymes before meals or diets with
histamine-free foods. This is it to increase the body's DAO content or reduce histamine
taken in the diet. However, these measures don't solve problem.
WHICH NATURAL TREATMENTS for DAO DEFICIENCY HEADACHE
But natural cures for DAO deficiency migraine are possible with natural products like
Vitis vinifera and Rhodiola rosea. They have anti-free radical, anti-inflammatory,
Then, there are other natural substances, like flavoproteins and coenzymes, which
contribute effectively and not harmful to restoration of mast cell metabolism.
This produces reintegration of production and storage of neural transmitters that cause
Last, but not least, studies found that 95% of people with headaches or migraines
have more or less remarkable deficiency of DAO. An equal percentage of people with
several forms of headache, who use Biocephal, greatly benefit from this natural