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Barometric Pressure Headache

A barometric pressure headache is a headache that is caused by changes in atmospheric pressure.

 

These weather pains or headaches are often felt when there is a sudden change in the weather, such as before a storm or when traveling to a higher altitude.

Tension Headache

The pain of a barometric pressure headache is often described as a dull ache that affects both sides of the head.

While the exact cause of barometric pressure headaches is not fully understood, it is thought that changes in air pressure can affect the pressure inside the head, leading to pain and discomfort.

Tension headaches caused by the weather changes can be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers, rest, and staying hydrated.

If you are staying in any of the following cities today, you might experience tension or a headache due to fluctuations in barometric pressure throughout the day.

  1. Reykjavik: 26.1 hPa
  2. Saskatoon: 23.1 hPa
  3. Stanley: 21.3 hPa
  4. Regina: 20.7 hPa
  5. Denver: 17.8 hPa

Weather & migraine

If you experience these headaches frequently, it may be helpful to keep a headache diary to track potential triggers and patterns.

Pressure Headaches

In some cases, barometric pressure headaches may be a symptom of an underlying medical condition, such as a migraine or a sinus infection.

If you experience severe or frequent headaches, it's important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine the underlying cause and appropriate treatment.