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Barometric pressure headaches and digital migraine barometers

As you probably know that drastic changes in the weather condition can cause headaches. Barometric pressure headaches is headaches that you get when the barometric levels change, and often by a big amount. These kinds of pressure headaches is quite common during autumn and summer since the weather changes quite drastically during these times of the year. Sometimes barometric headaches is referred to as “weather headaches” As of today we do not really know why we get these headaches upon changes in weather but we do know what usually triggers them (when I say “we” I mean the research made by doctors, neurologists, scientists etc). Barometric pressure headaches can be a really challenging thing to deal with and is something that can last for days since drastic weather changes during summer and autumn seasons is very common.

Things that could cause a barometric pressure in your body and resulting in a headache are:

  • Rise in temperature (high humidity)
  • Fall in barometric pressure
  • Fast weather changes
  • Lowered oxygen level in the blood

It is said that a barometric change can have an effect on your bodys oxygen levels. It might seem logical since the blood vessels might experience a highten level in pressure and therefore cause the blood to reduce it’s blood flow and you won’t have the same amount of oxygen flowing in your body. To compensate the fact that some part of your bodys vessels contract, some other part of your bodys vessels expand, often the vessels in your temple of forehead. The result being a pain in your head –> a headache has been born!

Sometimes a barometric pressure headache is mistaken for a sinus headache. Since sinus headache can also manifest during allergy seasons (such as in the summer), along with a pain located around your forehead and sometimes in the nose (even during a barometric headache) people might think it is their yearly sinus coming. But think twice! It might be a barometric headache. By keeping a “headache journal/blog” of some sort you might just put all the pieces (triggers) together and find out the real lurker!

To treat, well rather “prevent” the barometric headaches to manifest in the first place you can watch the weather forecasts and look for triggers as: changes in humidity, pressure and warmth. You may also buy a digital barometer to keep track of possible changes which might lead to a barometric pressure headache. Some of the barometers is made specifically to prevent people suffering from migraines, often named “digital migraine barometer” and I can image it can be quite a relief to have such a device which can actually help you prevent headaches without taking any medication.



All you need to know about everyday headaches

It is not uncommon to have headaches every now and then. Everyone gets them and there is nothing to be afraid of. There is a big difference between everyday headaches and headache every day. The first one being a type of headache which anyone can get and isn’t in any way a chronic condition. The other one really means that you suffer form a headache every single day. It may look like it is the same thing at a first glance but there is a big difference. Your everyday headache is often quite mild when it comes to pain, but it still can ruin your day. And what don’t want is having your headache ruining your time at work or at home.

What causes my everyday headaches?
Well, it could actually be anything. The most typical triggers are often stress related tasks like work, your home environment (children is often involved), changes in weather or something you recently ate. Food trigger are probably the most common one (along with stress), many people who have a basic diet don’t suffer from food triggered headaches since they eat the right things. But the same person who tries to eat, for example cheese (old), a glass of wine or chocolate can get a headache shortly afterwards. By trying to stay of these things which can trigger your everyday headaches you can easily get rid of them and by having a “headache diary” can help you to find out what the trigger might be. I almost forgot to mention that alchohol is also a common trigger to everyday headaches and shouldn’t be overconsumed for any reason.

If you feel that the common triggers is not what might be triggering your headaches then I sugest that you make an appointment and go see a neurologist who can help you with your headaches. If the headaches somewhat get more persistent and they get more severe then you might have another condition. It could be a chronic condition and then you really should see a doctor. As long as it is a “everyday headache” you have nothing to be afraid of since it is very common.