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Barometric Pressure Headache


Barometric Headaches

The influence of climatic weather factors on people had been seen for a very long time. It is known that people of elderly and senile age, based on the result from the pain, unable to “predict” the weather changes for 2-3 days and sometimes more.

Increased sensitivity to weather changes is called meterability, and sensations that arise as a result of climatic and weather factors, was named meteopathic reactions.

Usually people who have headaches as a result of climatic and weather factors, different lifestyle features. They have firmly established daily routine, they usually do not exercise, do not use another vacation to relax, not enough are outdoors, do not go to the countryside area, etc.

Studies have shown that 75-80% of people sensitive to climatic and weather factors, had past head trauma, and various diseases that cause weakening of the functional state of the nervous system.

Weather-sensitive people tend to become after 40 years. It is interesting to note that the sensitivity to changing climatic and weather conditions occurs 2-3 times more often among urban residents than rural.

Barometric Headaches Causes

Usually headache and other symptoms that appear in people who are sensitive to changes in climate and weather conditions observed in the transitional winter-spring (February, March, may) and autumn (October, November) months of the year.

The development of headaches in weather-sensitive people depends on the changes in the basic elements forming weather. Primarily this is due to changes in Barometric pressure. Usually the daily Barometric pressure fluctuations are very small and in a certain point of the earth’s surface is relatively stable. Changes in Barometric pressure for 8-12 pieces of weather-sensitive people it causes a feeling of heaviness in the head, headache of varying severity, mood change.

Probably is not just a change in Barometric pressure, but a simultaneous change and other weather factors: relative humidity and temperature, the strength and direction of wind regime cloud cover, etc.

Of particular importance is the invasion of atmospheric fronts and cyclones. The significant influence speed of transition of weather systems, as well as the severity of weather fluctuations. The shorter the period of time during which the weather changes more often and be the expression of meteopathic reactions.

Headache occurs during rapid changes the weather (Barometric pressure):

  •  hot, warm, and dry cloudy weather overcast rainy weather;
  •  with a differential temperature of 0°C to significantly frosty and frosty;
  • cloudy and rainy weather.

As a rule, sensitive to climatic and weather factors report a feeling of heaviness and headache for 1-2 days until the weather changes.

Occurs when a change of weather reactions: headache and accompanying other sensations sensitive to changes in climate and weather factors can be divided into three main groups: light, moderate, heavy.

Light reactions occur expressed mild headache and feeling a sense of heaviness in the head.

Moderate reactions occur significantly pronounced headache and a feeling of heaviness in the head, sleep disturbances (restless sleep, early awakening), a reduction in the health and condition of unmotivated weakness, etc.

Expressed reactions occur severe headache, sleep disturbance, fatigue, pain in the heart area, chest, rapid heartbeats, etc.

Meteopathic reactions appear not only to changes in health; the inspection of such people identified and the number of objective changes. There have been changes in vascular tone, fluctuations in blood pressure, it often increases by 10-40 mm Hg., but can be reduced by 10-30 mm Hg.  Latter is usually more common for people who have observed the phenomenon of atherosclerosis. Can change heart rate, to develop short attention spans, spectacular flash, etc.

Treatment of Weather-Related Migraines

In the mechanism of development of headache, most sensitive to the change in the weather people the great value has change of vascular tone and increase the vibrational mobility of the walls of blood vessels.

As a result, available in healthy people to changes of regulatory mechanisms under the influence of climate and weather factors of the vibrational mobility of the cerebral vessels increases, which leads to the excitation embedded in the walls of blood vessels receptors and pain-sensitive nerve fibers. The resulting impulses are sent to the cortex, where sensation is formed of a headache.

Although we are talking about healthy people, nevertheless, the prevention and elimination of headaches should be resolved by the doctor, conducting the necessary examinations. After you have revealed the mechanisms of increased sensitivity to the action of climatic and weather factors, the question about therapeutic measures.

Headaches that occurred as a result of weather conditions, helps the use of medications with a calming effect, hypnotics and anaesthetics, and in appropriate cases the appointment of special drugs that improve cerebral and cardiac blood flow. When expressed meteopathic reactions recommended even bed rest. Great importance is carrying out activities aimed at reducing the weather sensitivity. In this regard the important role the hardening of the body taking into account seasons of the year. This air baths, water treatments, adequate motional regimen, dosed walking, special complexes of physical therapy, and, if necessary, and carrying out special medical preventive treatment prescribed by a doctor in a hospital setting.

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