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3. Linked to Migraines

The frequent incidence of nausea and vomiting in patients with migraines has led to the hypothesis that both migraines and gastroparesis may arise from autonomic nervous system dysfunction. Gastroparesis during a migraine is thought to be caused either by increased sympathetic nervous system activity, or a decreased parasympathetic system (via the vagus nerve), or both. Gastroparesis may then hamper migraine treatment by causing a delay in the intake of medication.

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