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Most people try to handle Headaches by themselves, without ever realizing the main cause of it. But is it true by just knowing the weather, we can reduce headaches?

According to experts, you may be surprised, bad weather events can also induce headaches and pain.

“If you’re prone to getting headaches, you could find that grey skies, high humidity, rising temperatures and storms can all bring on head pain,” experts from the NHS explained.

It further highlighted that pressure change triggers changes in weather are known to induce chemical and electrical changes in the brain.

“This irritates nerves, leading to a headache,” the NHS states.

Well, we know we can’t play with weather.

However, “by looking at the forecast, you can predict when you’re likely to have a headache and make sure you have some painkillers ready for when you might need them,” recommends the NHS.

Other causes of headaches

As explained by Harvard Health, our daily lifestyle and eating habits, for example, eating certain foods may trigger headaches so lifestyle change and eating habits may provide relief.

“It could be just one type of food — like beans or nuts — or many foods, such as avocados, bananas, cheese, chocolate, citrus, herring, dairy products, and onions,” explains Harvard Health.

According to them, alcohol is a common cause of headaches.

“For some people, a few ounces of red wine are all it takes to provoke a headache, although any kind of alcohol can be a trigger,” it explains.

“It’s not clear if the alcohol itself is to blame or if another component in the drink causes the problem.”

Other possible causes include:

  • Hormones
  • Caffeine withdrawal
  • Lack of sleep.

When a headache becomes a problem?

Chronic daily headaches may suggest something serious is up.

According to the Mayo Clinic, conditions that have headaches as a symptom include:

  • Inflammation or other problems with the blood vessels in and around the brain, including stroke
  • Infections, such as meningitis
  • Intracranial pressure that’s either too high or too low
  • Brain tumour
  • Traumatic brain injury.

Medicines overuse can also induce headache.

As explained by the Mayo Clinic: “This type of headache usually develops in people who have an episodic headache disorder, usually migraine or tension type, and take too much pain medication.”

It further adds: “If you’re taking pain medications — even over-the-counter — more than two days a week (or nine days a month), you’re at risk of developing rebound headaches.”

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