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Why does weather contribute to onset of headache?


Why does weather contribute to onset of headache?

Question: Why does weather contribute to onset of headache?


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Why does the change in the weather help contribute to the onset of a headache? In warm weather I'm fine but in the cold I'm not! Also if a headache can be caused by high blood pressure, how would you know? Is not dangerous? Is there any real significant signs to help a person that has a very high family history of High Blood Pressure? Can the straining of your eyes also help contribute to head pain? Just wondering! Thank you for your time, Mrs. Cervantes.



Dear Mrs. Cervantes;

Changes in barometric pressure, usually a lowering of this, can cause changes in the cerebrospinal fluid pressure in the brain and this may have a relationship to headaches, including Migraines. High blood pressure also can be a cause of headache. Sometimes, the high blood pressure accompanies a Migraine, and it is not clear why. There are 200 medical and surgical items that can be related to Migraines. With blood pressure, one can measure this at home with a blood pressure unit. This is easy to learn and keeping a diary of blood pressure is a good idea in your circumstance. Eyestrain is certainly another contributing factor for headaches.

Good luck,
John Claude Krusz

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