Summer can be a joy; or it can be a royal pain, triggering extra Migraines as well as other health and safety issues.
This summer has seen record high temperatures in many areas of the country, and thunderstorms have been more than plentiful. This means an over abundance of Migraine triggers for many of us.
One of the primary problems to be aware of and avoid during this summer heat is dehydration. To do that though, we need to really understand dehydration, what it is, how to avoid it, how to treat it, what to drink, and what to avoid. We have that information for you, and you can find it in Dehydration - An Avoidable Migraine Trigger .
There are other summer issues that can cause Migraineurs problems - the heat itself, fragrance in sun products, and more. For more on this, take a look at Tips for Avoiding Summer Migraines and Headaches .
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Back during the cold, winter months, I talked about things parents can do when their child on the autism spectrum doesn’t want to wear a coat . This might be caused to the body’s inability to regulate temperature or a sensitivity issue. Some children with ASD also find the hot summer months intolerable.
The term heat intolerance is used to describe the “feeling of being overheated when the temperature around you rises.” One of the signs of heat intolerance is excessive sweating, although it can also come with feelings of lethargy, headaches, dizziness and nausea.
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Children with autism frequently have sensory sensitivities and their difficulty with the warm temperatures might be part of those sensitivities. They might simply feel more comfortable when the temperature is “comfortable” - somewhere around 70 degrees and find they feel uncomfortable when the temperature dips below or soars above this level. Ther...
Definition Heat intolerance is the inability to be comfortable when external temperatures rise. Alternative Names Sensitivity to heat; Intolerance to heat Considerations Heat intolerance often produces a feeling of being overheated and can cause heavy sweating. Heat intolerance usually comes on slowly and lasts over the long-term. Common Causes Amphetamines such as appetite suppressants Caffeine Excess thyroid hormone ( thyrotoxicosis ) Menopause
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