Home / 健康 / 健康全般 / 頭痛 / セロトニンによる頭痛の原因と対策
頭痛の男
頭痛の男

セロトニンによる頭痛の原因と対策

頭痛の男

頭痛、特に偏頭痛の原因として考えられているのがセロトニンという神経伝達物質の働きです。セロトニンは脳の血管を拡張させ、偏頭痛を生じさせるという考え方が現在では有力です。セロトニンが偏頭痛を引き起こすとした場合には、ストレスを避けて過剰なセロトニンの分泌を生じさせないことなどが重要となります。

本稿では、セロトニンと頭痛、特に偏頭痛との関係についてまとめています。偏頭痛をお持ちの方のご参考となれば幸いです。

スポンサーリンク

頭痛の原因は解明されないまま

頭痛の男

頭痛、特に偏頭痛の原因は、いまだに正確な原因が解明されてはいません。頭痛は古くから多くの人たちが患ってきた持病であるにもかかわらずその原因はいまだにはっきりとはわかっていません(もちろん、重篤な血管障害などの場合の頭痛は別であり、原因は脳の疾患などはっきりとしています)頭痛の真の原因は今のところ、人類にとっての「謎」となっています。

ただ、医学の発展によって頭痛の原因ではないかという物質やその働き・原理については
解明されつつあります。現在、頭痛の原因として有力視されているものが、神経伝達物質であるセロトニンという物質です。

セロトニンという物質と頭痛の関係

セロトニンという神経伝達物質の名前をご存知の方は、良いイメージとしてセロトニンの名前を知っている方が多いのではないかと思われます。セロトニンは精神をリラックスさせる脳内物質・神経伝達物質として広く知れ渡りました。

そして、セロトニンが不足がちとなる現代人は、イライラやいわゆる「キレる」という現象を引き起こすと言われています。そのため、セロトニンを増やすことが精神衛生上は良いというイメージで人口に膾炙している面があります。

またセロトニンはうつ病の対策としても有名です。うつ病の治療にあたってはセロトニンの分泌を促進させる薬物が投与され、セロトニンの不足がうつ病の原因となると言われます。このようなことからセロトニンは多い方が精神衛生上は良いというイメージが非常に強くなっています。

しかし、このセロトニンの分泌が過剰となっていることが頭痛、特に、偏頭痛の原因として現在は注目されています。これは具体的には以下のようなメカニズムでセロトニンが頭痛に寄与してしまうとして把握されています。

まず、脳内で意識的・無意識的にストレスを感じた場合、血管にセロトニンが大量放出されることとなり、血管が拡張されます。そして、セロトニンの大量放出によって血管が拡張された結果、三叉神経(顔面神経)を圧迫して、炎症物質(痛みを感じる物質)が放出されて三叉神経部分に炎症が生じます。

その結果、頭痛が発症するというメカニズムが偏頭痛の発生メカニズムとして提唱されています。このような考え方をセロトニン説といいます。また、セロトニンの分泌・血管の拡張の程度が激しい場合には、吐き気や嘔吐を発症すると言われます。

セロトニン説と偏頭痛解消のポイント

このように精神をリラックスさせたり、うつ病の治療に役立つという良いイメージが強くなっているセロトニンですが、一方ではこのようにセロトニンが頭痛の原因となっているという考え方があります。もちろん、セロトニン説が完全に正しいという証明はされていません。あくまでもセロトニン説はひとつの考え方であり、完全に頭痛の原理が解明されたわけではありません。

しかし、セロトニンが頭痛の原因を作るという考え方は、現在、非常に有力な見解として注目されています。セロトニンが頭痛の真の原因であるかどうかはさらに医学研究の進歩を待つとして、現実的な問題として頭痛が生じた場合にはその解消をすることが必要です。

一般に偏頭痛の場合には患部を冷やすことで頭痛が治まります(一方、肩こりなどからくる緊張型頭痛の場合には、温めることが必要です。冷やしてはいけません)。このような頭痛の押さえ方は血管拡張が原因であるというセロトニン説と整合性があるということができます。

また、セロトニン説が正しい場合には、何よりストレスをためない生活をすることなどが重要となります。前述のとおりセロトニンはストレスを感じて分泌されるので、ストレスがセロトニンの分泌を促し、頭痛の原因となるということができるためです。

セロトニンと頭痛の関係のまとめ

以上、本文で述べましたセロトニンや頭痛についてのポイントをまとめますと以下のようになります。

  • 頭痛、特に偏頭痛が生じる原因は現代でも完全には解明されてはいません。ただ、ひとつの有力な考え方として、セロトニンという神経伝達物質が頭痛の原因となるという考え方があります
  • セロトニンは、うつ病の治療や精神をリラックスさせるなどの良い面があることが確認されている反面、大量に分泌されることで頭痛の原因となるという考え方があります。これをセロトニン説と呼んでいます
  • セロトニン説が正しいとした場合には偏頭痛を起こさないようにするにはストレスを避けることによって精神をリラックスさせることが重要となります。また、患部を冷やすことが偏頭痛には効果的です

スポンサーリンク

Check Also

頭痛の女性

授乳中に起こる頭痛の原因と対処法

無事出産を終えて、育児に追われ …

52 comments

  1. Hello There. I discovered your blog using msn. This is an extremely neatly written article.
    I will make sure to bookmark it and return to learn more of your useful
    info. Thank you for the post. I’ll certainly comeback.

  2. WOW just what I was searching for. Came here by searching for セロトニン 頭痛

  3. Thanks a lot for sharing this with all people you
    actually recognize what you’re speaking approximately!

    Bookmarked. Please also discuss with my web site =). We may have
    a link trade agreement among us

  4. I know this website provides quality dependent articles or reviews and extra data, is there any other web site which provides such information in quality?

  5. Wow, that’s what I was seeking for, what a stuff! present here
    at this weblog, thanks admin of this web page.

  6. Definitely believe that which you stated. Your favorite reason appeared to be on the internet the easiest thing to be aware of.
    I say to you, I definitely get irked while people consider worries that
    they just don’t know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people
    could take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

  7. I’m gone to tell my little brother, that he should also visit this webpage on regular basis
    to take updated from most recent news update.

  8. Have you ever considered about including a little bit more than just your articles?
    I mean, what you say is important and all. Nevertheless imagine if you added some great images or
    videos to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with
    images and video clips, this blog could certainly be one of the
    best in its field. Great blog!

  9. Woah! I’m really digging the template/theme of this site.

    It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s challenging to get that “perfect balance” between user friendliness and visual appeal.
    I must say you have done a superb job with this.
    Additionally, the blog loads very quick for me on Firefox.
    Superb Blog!

  10. Good replies in return of this difficulty with
    real arguments and describing the whole thing regarding that.

  11. I’d like to find out more? I’d want to find out some
    additional information.

  12. Hey there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay.
    I’m definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new
    updates.

  13. I am not sure where you’re getting your info, but great topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more.
    Thanks for magnificent information I was looking for this info for my mission.

  14. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I
    could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.
    I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and
    was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something
    like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new
    updates.

  15. I’m not sure where you’re getting your info, but good topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.
    Thanks for fantastic information I was looking for this information for
    my mission.

  16. I’ve been exploring for a little bit for any
    high quality articles or weblog posts on this kind of space .

    Exploring in Yahoo I finally stumbled upon this web site.
    Reading this information So i’m glad to show
    that I’ve a very good uncanny feeling I found
    out just what I needed. I such a lot unquestionably will make certain to don?t put out of your
    mind this web site and give it a glance on a relentless basis.

  17. There is certainly a great deal to know about this issue.
    I love all of the points you have made.

  18. Can you tell us more about this? I’d like to find out some additional information.

  19. If you are going for best contents like I do, only visit this site everyday since it provides feature contents,
    thanks

  20. I know this website offers quality depending articles
    and other information, is there any other website which provides these things in quality?

  21. Its such as you read my thoughts! You seem
    to understand a lot about this, such as you wrote the guide in it or something.
    I believe that you simply can do with a few p.c.
    to drive the message house a little bit, but other than that, that is magnificent blog.
    A fantastic read. I’ll definitely be back.

  22. Thanks for one’s marvelous posting! I quite
    enjoyed reading it, you might be a great author.
    I will make sure to bookmark your blog and definitely will come back at some point.
    I want to encourage you to ultimately continue your great posts,
    have a nice evening!

  23. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and was wondering what all is needed to get setup?
    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?

    I’m not very internet savvy so I’m not 100% certain. Any suggestions
    or advice would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks

  24. I really like reading an article that can make people think.
    Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!

  25. This text is priceless. How can I find out more?

  26. Do you have a spam issue on this site; I also am a blogger, and I was wondering your situation; we
    have created some nice practices and we are looking to exchange techniques with others, please shoot me an e-mail
    if interested.

  27. WOW just what I was searching for. Came here by searching for audio book publishers

  28. Nice blog right here! Also your website lots up fast!

    What web host are you the use of? Can I am getting your associate link in your host?
    I wish my website loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  29. Thankfulness to my father who informed me regarding this website,
    this blog is genuinely remarkable.

  30. Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I find It truly
    useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back
    and aid others like you helped me.

  31. You should take part in a contest for one of
    the most useful sites on the internet. I’m going to highly recommend this website!

  32. I think that everything published was actually
    very reasonable. But, think on this, what if you added a little content?
    I ain’t saying your content isn’t solid, but suppose you added something that grabbed people’s
    attention? I mean セロトニンによる頭痛の原因と対策 | iGotit is a little vanilla.
    You should peek at Yahoo’s front page and note how they write
    post headlines to grab viewers to click. You might try adding a video or a related pic or two to get readers excited about everything’ve
    got to say. In my opinion, it could bring your posts a
    little bit more interesting.

  33. Generally I don’t read post on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very forced me to try and do so!
    Your writing taste has been amazed me. Thanks,
    very nice article.

  34. Great goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you are just
    extremely excellent. I really like what you have acquired here, really
    like what you’re saying and the way in which you say it.
    You make it entertaining and you still care for to keep it wise.
    I cant wait to read far more from you. This is really
    a wonderful site.

  35. The other day, while I was at work, my cousin stole my apple ipad and tested to see if it can survive a thirty foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is
    now broken and she has 83 views. I know this is totally off topic but I had to share it with someone!

  36. I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your blogs really nice,
    keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come
    back down the road. Cheers

  37. I all the time used to read article in news papers but now as I am
    a user of net therefore from now I am using net for posts, thanks to web.

  38. Do you have a spam issue on this site; I also am a blogger, and I was wanting to
    know your situation; many of us have created some nice practices and we are looking to trade strategies with other folks,
    be sure to shoot me an e-mail if interested.

  39. I am sure this article has touched all the internet viewers, its really really nice piece of writing on building
    up new weblog.

  40. Wonderful blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m totally confused
    .. Any tips? Thanks a lot!

  41. Pretty! This was an extremely wonderful article. Thank you for
    providing this information.

  42. This page definitely has all of the information and facts
    I needed concerning this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

  43. Hi to every single one, it’s truly a nice for me to
    pay a quick visit this web page, it includes important Information.

  44. This is my first time pay a quick visit at here and i am genuinely
    happy to read all at one place.

  45. Hi, constantly i used to check web site posts here in the
    early hours in the dawn, as i love to learn more and more.

  46. Superb post however I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this topic?
    I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further.
    Thanks!

  47. always i used to read smaller content that also clear their
    motive, and that is also happening with this piece of writing
    which I am reading here.

  48. Your style is very unique in comparison to other folks I have read stuff from.
    Many thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I’ll just book
    mark this page.

  49. I have been browsing on-line more than three hours today, but I never discovered any attention-grabbing article like yours.
    It’s lovely worth sufficient for me. In my opinion, if all web owners and bloggers made excellent content material as
    you probably did, the net will be a lot more helpful than ever before.

  50. Cialis 20mg Side Effects [url=http://cial1.xyz/can-i-buy-cialis-online.php]Can I Buy Cialis Online[/url] Wikipedia Cialis V Gel Reviews [url=http://cial5mg.xyz/generic-cialis-online.php]Generic Cialis Online[/url] Buy 250mg Amoxicillin Online Levitra Prix Casablanca [url=http://kama1.xyz/order-kamagra-on-line.php]Order Kamagra On Line[/url] Viagra En Pharmacie Paris Cialis Dose Achat [url=http://viag1.xyz/buy-viagra.php]Buy Viagra[/url] Viagra Frau Nasenspray Amoxicillin Std [url=http://kama1.xyz/buy-generic-kamagra-online.php]Buy Generic Kamagra Online[/url] Why Cephalexin In Dogs Cialis Online Opinioni [url=http://zol1.xyz/buy-zoloft-online-usa.php]Buy Zoloft Online Usa[/url] Independiente Propecia Pilule De Cialis Pas Cher [url=http://viag1.xyz/cheap-viagra-usa.php]Cheap Viagra Usa[/url] Cheap Viagra Online Usa Priligy Espana [url=http://zol1.xyz/cheap-zoloft-no-rx.php]Cheap Zoloft No Rx[/url] Purchase Cialis Online Canada Cheap Female Viagra Pills [url=http://zol1.xyz/purchase-cheap-zoloft.php]Purchase Cheap Zoloft[/url] Australia Pharmacy Domperidone Acquistare Cialis In Italia [url=http://kama1.xyz/how-much-is-kamagra.php]How Much Is Kamagra[/url] 104 Vigra Cialis Tadalafil Effets Secondaires [url=http://kama1.xyz/generic-kamagra.php]Generic Kamagra[/url] Amoxicillin Without Presciption Acquistare Levitra In Farmacia [url=http://prozac.ccrpdc.com/cheap-generic-prozac.php]Cheap Generic Prozac[/url] Acheter Tadalis Sx Cialis Prezzi Farmacia [url=http://viag1.xyz/viagra-alternative.php]Viagra Alternative[/url] Propecia Itch Hair Loss Pharmacy Top Pills [url=http://cial1.xyz/order-cialis-in-usa.php]Order Cialis In Usa[/url] Acquisto Viagra On Line Xenical Prix 2012 [url=http://kama1.xyz/order-kamagra-pills.php]Order Kamagra Pills[/url] Propecia Preparacion Cialis Antes O Despues De Comer [url=http://zol1.xyz/buying-zoloft-online.php]Buying Zoloft Online[/url] Sleeping Medicine 20mg Buy Case Kamagra Que Es [url=http://cial1.xyz/cialis-20mg-price.php]Cialis 20mg Price[/url] Cialis 20mg Original Donde Comprar Cialis Barato [url=http://zol1.xyz/implicane-generic.php]Implicane Generic[/url] Cialis Recensioni Ward Picture [url=http://zol1.xyz/buy-generic-zoloft-online.php]Buy Generic Zoloft Online[/url] Tamsulosin Viagra Comparison Levitra Tadalis Sx [url=http://zol1.xyz/sertraline.php]Sertraline[/url] Propecia Spermiogramma Buy Keyword Viagra [url=http://cial5mg.xyz/buying-cialis-online.php]Buying Cialis Online[/url] Viagra Plus Yohimbine Abra 100 [url=http://cial1.xyz/purchase-cialis.php]Purchase Cialis[/url] Best Buy Discount Generic Macrobid Direct Overnight Shipping Amoxicillin With Milk Products [url=http://kama1.xyz/buy-kamagra-online.php]Buy Kamagra Online[/url] Generico Viagra Farmacia Pediatric Dosage Amoxicillin Susp [url=http://kama1.xyz]Buy Kamagra[/url] Acheter Kamagra 100 Mg Cialis Billig [url=http://cial1.xyz/cheap-cialis-and-viagra.php]Cheap Cialis And Viagra[/url] Propecia Comentarios Differenze Viagra Cialis Levitra [url=http://cial1.xyz/buy-cialis-online-usa.php]Buy Cialis Online Usa[/url] Viagra E Nitroderivati Zithromax Online From Canada [url=http://prednisone.ccrpdc.com/deltasone-40mg.php]Deltasone 40mg[/url] Cialis En Generico How Do Cialis Chewable Tablets Work [url=http://zol1.xyz/buy-online-zoloft.php]Buy Online Zoloft[/url] Do Not Take Amoxicillin If Viagra Mail Order No Prescription [url=http://cial1.xyz/buy-cheap-cialis.php]Buy Cheap Cialis[/url] How Can You Last Longer300 Mg Fluconazole Online India Propecia Dermatologists [url=http://kama1.xyz/compra-kamagra-online.php]Compra Kamagra Online[/url] Buy Viagra Canada De [url=http://viag1.xyz/generic-viagra-pills.php]Generic Viagra Pills[/url] Vente De Cialis France Buy Effexor Online Canada [url=http://kama1.xyz/prices-kamagra.php]Prices Kamagra[/url] Tadalafil Acheter Cialis En Tenerife [url=http://cial5mg.xyz/generic-cialis-pricing.php]Generic Cialis Pricing[/url] Prix Du Viagra 100mg En Pharmacie Zithromax 5 Day [url=http://viag1.xyz/viagra-cheap-online.php]Viagra Cheap Online[/url] Viagra Generico Providencia Methotrexate Cost Without Insurance [url=http://nolvadex.ccrpdc.com/purchase-nolvadex.php]Purchase Nolvadex[/url] Online Amoxil Without Prescription Tadalafil Overnight Delivery [url=http://cial5mg.xyz/cheapest-cialis-online.php]Cheapest Cialis Online[/url] I Want To Buy Benemid Jelly Kamagra [url=http://zol1.xyz/zoloft-online-pharmacy.php]Zoloft Online Pharmacy[/url] Cialis Generique Vente En France Cephalexin Same As Ceftin [url=http://cial5mg.xyz/buy-generic-cialis.php]Buy Generic Cialis[/url] isotretinoin 20mg Buy Keflex [url=http://zol1.xyz/ordering-zoloft-online.php]Ordering Zoloft Online[/url] Cialis Fatto In Casa Forum Cialis En Pharmacie [url=http://zol1.xyz/low-price-zoloft.php]Low Price Zoloft[/url] Le Prix Du Cialis Buy Prednisone Online [url=http://cial1.xyz/buy-tadalafil-online.php]Buy Tadalafil Online[/url] Viagra From America Achat En Ligne Viagra Pfizer En Fort [url=http://cial1.xyz/online-cialis.php]Online Cialis[/url] Cialis Luxemburg Eli Lilly Cialis 20mg [url=http://viag1.xyz/cheap-viagra-100mg.php]Cheap Viagra 100mg[/url] Cytotec Composition Voltaren [url=http://kama1.xyz/cheap-kamagra.php]Cheap Kamagra[/url] Viagra And Cialis Non Perscription Popular Pills Online Buy Priligy Usa [url=http://viag1.xyz/cheap-viagra-samples.php]Cheap Viagra Samples[/url] Propecia Que Necesitan Receta Macrobid 100mg Nitrofurantoin. Sale Macrobid Antibiotic Australia. Legally Macrobid Cod Accepted Medicine Without Dr Approval Lincolnshire [url=http://inderal.ccrpdc.com/inderal-to-buy.php]Inderal To Buy[/url] Medicamentos Cialis Precio Viagra En Farmacia Espana [url=http://viag1.xyz/mail-order-viagra.php]Mail Order Viagra[/url] Cialis 10 Et 20 Atarax No Script Estonia [url=http://kama1.xyz/buy-generic-kamagra.php]Buy Generic Kamagra[/url] Generica Cialis Viagra Efficace [url=http://cial1.xyz/cheap-cialis-40mg.php]Cheap Cialis 40mg[/url] Amoxicilian Compared To Cephalexin

  1. Pingback: Google

  2. Pingback: Google

コメントを残す

メールアドレスが公開されることはありません。 * が付いている欄は必須項目です