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Barometric Pressure And Headaches Symptoms
Can symptoms of Lyme disease (and coinfections) become worse due to changes in the weather (such as change in barometric pressure)?
Yes: Lyme disease can cause just about any symptom known to man, including sensitivity to changes in barometric pressure. Western medicine has little if anything to offer for this symptom but homeopathy and chinese medicine can help; of course proper treatment of lyme and co-infections should help too! ...Read more
One thing that triggers my migraines is the barometric pressure (storms). How do you avoid a storm?
Migraines: Changes in weather, humidity, temperature, etc., have been known to trigger migraines. If you know a storm is coming, best to try and get away from its path for a while. If you can't then at least be prepared for it with enough of your medications in stock and other things that help relieve the headaches. ...Read more
What do you mean?: What happens, under what circumstances, and when does it happen? Barometric pressure changes all the time. You can't do anything about that. But if you talk to your doctor about the specific symptoms she is having, maybe it can be helped. ...Read more
Minor alterations: And changes in ambient barometric pressure can cause sinus pressure, "popping" and muffling of hearing. Major decreases or increases are responsible for ruptured ear drums, brain swelling, and pulmonary edema, for atmospheric change in pressure. The pressures encountered when diving are basically the same with the addition of nitrogen narcosis, and the "bends" to name a few. ...Read more
See below: Any person with chronic pain where there is inflammatory fluid produced can experience pain when this fluid expands and contracts with changes in barometric pressure which encroach on pain endings. ...Read more
Not: I'm not aware of any association. Someone here will correct me if I'm wrong. ...Read more
No: The vestibular apparatus, the nerves in the middle ear, do not change their function with changes in atmospheric pressure. However when rapid changes in pressure happen like going up in an elevator in a skyscraper or during landing in an airplane the air space in the middle ear may not readily equalize with the pressure acting on the outside of the body and cause some people to feel dizzy. ...Read more
I was wondering what you do to get rid of the migraines triggered by the change in barometric pressure?
Be vigilant: This is common. Some migraineurs would make great weatherpeople; they can predict a cold front 3 days in advance without any silly Doppler radar. Mainly women, I don't know why. It helps not to wait till the headache arrives. Try treating as soon as you feel the "hovering" feeling migraineurs describe. Work out a stepwise system with multiple meds. ...Read more
Yes: Rapid drop in barometric pressure is associated with a slightly higher incidence of nosebleeds, although the more important factor is the dryness of the air. Low relative humidity definitely increases the chances of having a nosebleed. The first things to try in cases of recurring nosebleeds involve moisturizing the nose: saline nasal spray, moisturizing nasal gel, a humidifier, etc. ...Read more
How severe the effects of change in barometric pressure and air humidity in people with minor mitral regurgitation? Does any restriction apply? Ty.
No effect: There should be no effect of changes in air pressure or humidity on mild mitral valve disease. Mild mitral insufficiency should not be affected by anything environmental. ...Read more
Does Idiopathic intracranial hypertension become worse or better with barometric pressure change?
Less headaches when I travel to places with opposite barometric pressures than home (NOLA). Could this be inner ear related?
Well: Barometric pressure can affect the sinuses and the eustachian tube for the ears. This can have an effect on headaches. For specific diagnosis and treatment do it Healthtap visit or see primary care doctor ...Read more
Yes: Especially if they are blocked up and pressure builds. ...Read more
It is not a myth. Falling barometric pressure (usually indicating rain) will increase joint pain! Is it why my joints hurts? I have RA!
You are correct: You are correct. It is not a myth. Joseph hollander, md proved that in the early 1960s using a climate chamber. No one is sure of the exact mechanism but it may have to do with delayed ability to equalize pressure inside the joint to the outside barometric pressure as the outside pressure falls. ...Read more
It's relative.: Even if the blood pressure is normal or mildly elevated, these symptoms can occur if there are other risk factors like diabetes, high lipids etc. God bkess u! http://www. Webmd. Com/migraines-headaches/ http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/high-blood-pressure-treatment-directory. Http://www. M.webmd. Com/depression/default. Htm. ...Read more
I am experiencing facial pain or pressure and headache (side: all sides) (severity: mild) (occurred: > 3 hrs) (quality: sensation of pressure or fullness. I have no other symptoms. Just this?
Uncertain: But you may have sinus congestion/ swelling. ...Read more
Are headaches, accelerated heartbeats and pressure in the left side of the chest symptoms from anxiety?
Seek help: I would recommend you first see your physician to rule out medical causes. However the symptoms you describe could also be anxiety, so after making sure that there is no physical reason for your problem, seek treatment w mental health provider who treats anxiety and panic disorder. ...Read more
When my blood pressure goes too high like 160/100 or higher in get bad anxiety and headaches. Why? I don't check it until after symptoms start.
Good signals: Many people don't find out about BP issues until it's too late because often there are no noticeable signs. Perhaps it is a good thing that your body is successfully letting you know. You need to pay attention. There are, of course, medications but also there are Behavioral Health strategies that are excellent too. A Health Psychologisy can also address the anxiety if it hits at other times too! ...Read more
The last couple of weeks I’ve been struggling with headaches and dizziness. My blood pressure was 138/98, is this high? Can it explain the symptoms?
Book to see GP: Your symptoms could be many things. Your BP is elevated but should be asymtomatic. The high BP would need further investigation and re checks, because of your young age. ...Read more
Daily headache in child (12). Stopped for a few weeks, changes in intensity, pain or pressure is less in the morning) No other symptoms. Causes?
Get it checked: Could be sinus related but several weeks of daily headaches in anyone needs evaluation ...Read more
Headache came first?: Mildly elevated BP is not typically associated with headaches. It is a "silent killer." it may be that you have headaches and therefore a slight rise in bp. ...Read more
What are pressure headaches, sensitivity to light, some nausea and when I tap my cheeks they hurt symptoms of?
So I was told to go glueton free and I did. Been gluteton free for 1 week. But still get pressure headaches after eating. All the other symptom gone.
Continue & look more: Gluten related symptoms most often are related to the gastrointestinal tract, and can sometimes affect overall feeling of wellness / energy level. My experience has not seen a lot of headache/related symptoms with this. Be happy with the improvment/symptom reduction, and keep looking, as there can always be more than one thing going on at the same time (like sinus problems or other headache-makers. ...Read more
I was prescribe fiorinol for my bad pressure headaches that I've had for months now with dizziness! Is this a proper for these symptoms? Not taken yet
Not a great med: You don't mention in your summary how long you've had headaches. Assuming that you've had headaches for awhile, they are likely migraines. It is very common to have migraines with dizziness. Good medicines for migraines are the tryptans which include medicines like imitrex, zomig, (zolmitriptan) maxalt, etc. The problem with fiorinal is the same problem with many short acting pain meds, rebound headaches. ...Read more
Sometime I got high blood pressure, when I am sitting to my PC for long time. I got those symptoms, when my vision is blur and then headache. I workout?
Flu: The flu is possible. See a doctor if it is no better in one week. ...Read more
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