HEALTH: Heat Can Trigger Headaches
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HEALTH: Heat Can Trigger Headaches

September 21, 2019


A COVFEFE PLATE, DRIVING AROUND, IN PENNSYLVANIA. AND BACK TO OUR BLAZING HOT WEATHER HERE AND HOW IT IMPACTS YOUR HEALTH. WE’RE NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT ISSUES WITH DEHYDRATION BUT SUDDEN BURST OF HEAT CAN TRIGGER HEADACHES. STEPHANIE STAHL THEIRS EXPLAIN HOW AND, I THOUGHT IT WAS AN OLD WIFE’S TAIL THAT IT CAUSED HEADACHES BUT YOU HAVE SPENT A LOT OF TIME WITH THIS. YES. A CODE ORANGE OZONE ACTION DAY HAS BEEN DECLARED ACROSS THE REGION. IT IS DANGEROUS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, SENIORS, PEOPLE WITH HEART AND YOUNG CHILDREN AND THE HEAT ITSELF, CAN BE DANGEROUS AND ALSO TRIGGER THOSE HEADACHES. IT MIGHT BE FUN FOR KID PLAYING IN THE WATER AT DILWORTH PARK BUT FOR MOST OTHERS LIKE HERE IN THE ITALIAN MARKET THIS QUICK BLAST OF HOT, HUMID WEATHER IS OPPRESSIVE. IT MAKES ME QUEASY. LIGHT HEADED. JUST OVER BEARING THE HEAT. REPORTER: PEOPLE WHO SPENT TIME OUTSIDE IN THE HEAT CAN GET DEHYDRATED, AMONG SYMPTOMS , HEADACHES AND RESEARCH SHOWS THAT CHANGES IN THE BAROMETRIC PRESSURE CAN TRIGGER MIGRAINE HEADACHES. IN GENERAL, IT IS USUALLY A FALL IN BAROMETRIC PRESSURE BUT FOR MANY PEOPLE IT DOESN’T MATTER IT CAN BE A QUICK RISE IN TEMPERATURE, AS WELL, OR IF THERE IS THUNDERSTORMS. REPORTER: BAROMETRIC PRESSURE IS PRESSURE IN THE AIR OR AMOUNT OF FORCE THAT IS BEING APPLIED TO YOUR BODY FROM THE AIR. IT IS LINKED TO HEADACHES, BECAUSE THERE IS A PRESSURE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SURROUNDING ATMOSPHERE AND SINUSES WHICH ARE FILLED WITH AIR AND DOCTORS SAY THAT IT MAY FORCE, FLUID INTO THE TISSUE AND CAUSE A DISRUPTION IN FLUID BALANCE. THE HEAT, ALSO MAKES YOU, WELL, YOU KNOW, SEVERE HEADACHES, NAUSEOUS. FEEL LIKE YOU WANT TO VOMIT IN THE HEAT. REPORTER: DOCTORS SAY INCREASING MAGNESIUM IN TAKE PRIOR TO THE WEATHER CHANGE MAY LIMIT OR PREVENT A MIGRAINE AND STAYING HYDRATED IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT. THERE IS LOTS OF WATER, PRETREAT BY DRINKING WATER BEFORE YOU GO OUTSIDE ON A HOT , 90-DEGREE HUMID DAY. YOU CAN LOSE UP TO A LITER OF FLUID AND HOUR. YOU REALLY TO HAVE MAKE PAYING YOUR FLUID BALANCE. EXPOSURE TO BRIGHT SUN CAN TRIGGER HEADACHES. SUNGLASSES CAN BE HELPFUL, AND DOCTORS SAY THEY ALSO PROTECT YOUR EYES. BUT DOCTORS SAY THAT FOR PEOPLE WITH THESE CHRONIC

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