Re: Headaches caused by barometric pressure
Yep I've known about this for years. A study was done in 1981 about headaches caused by barometric pressure. It's true. There is alot of info out there if you look around. Blood vessels in your head expand or contract to compensate when there is barometric pressure. Changes in the size of your blood vessels is part of the flow of changes that happen when you get a migraine headache. This is also why you may get a headache when flying, hiking, or even travelling to a new location.
They suggest an ionizer or humidifier to help. Home remedies are cayenne pepper Put 1/2 to one teaspoon of cayenne pepper in a glass of water and drink slowly. This will dilate your blood vessels and improve circulation.
Ginger inhibits a substance called thromboxane A2 that prevents the release of substances that make blood vessels dilate. Use fresh or powdered ginger when you cook, eat crystallized ginger, or put grated fresh ginger in a drink. Ginger is useful for migraines as well as other headaches.
Honey contains potassium and magnesium which will help relax the arteries and allow more blood to flow to the brain.
Try a product called MigreLief which contains a combination of B-2, feverfew and magnesium
Last edited by FromSqueaky; 05-19-2007 at 10:52 AM.