Top 75 Migraine and Headache Questions, #8

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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.


    Answer:

    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.
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    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.


    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert



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Published On: April 10, 2007