January 27, 2021

Cause of Weather Headaches


Following on from the previous article entitled symptoms of weather headaches, we now turn our attention to the cause of weather headaches.

Throughout history, people have known that the weather plays a significant role in the world around them including their health. However, the reason why it should cause some people to experience headaches is  not fully understood at present. Various suggestion have been forwarded such as:

  • Ionization.
  • Pressure variations in various tubes, sacs, cavities and blood vessels in the head region, or
  • Pressure related chemical changes in the body.
Cause of Weather Headaches

Cause of Weather Headaches

One of the more popular suggestions for the cause of weather headaches involves the association between varying air pressure and changing oxygen levels in the head. When oxygen levels fluctuate, the blood vessels respond by either dilating or constricting and this, in conjunction with various chemical being released, leads to headaches and migraines.

However, recent studies using MRI and other techniques indicate that the situation is more complex in nature, and that numerous changes can occur in the brain leading to headache or migraine formation. Even though the precise cause and mechanism may still remain elusive, fortunately, effective treatment of weather headache symptoms is still possible.

WeatherHeadaches.com will aim to keep you informed when new studies and research shed further light on the underlying cause of weather headaches. The next article in this series will consider weather headaches and the weather because through understanding how they interact, a person will be able to control and treat their headaches more effectively.

Weather Headaches


Weather headaches, as the name implies, are headaches that are associated with the weather. Changes in weather conditions (linked to variations in air pressure) affect weather sensitive people. Another name for air pressure is barometric pressure because it is measured using a barometer.


The articles found on WeatherHeadaches.com will cover the symptoms, causes and treatment for weather headaches and recommend equipment that a person suffering from weather headaches should own.

Weather Headaches

Weather Headaches

Although a person who suffers from this type of headache does not need to be a weather expert, it is advantageous for them to understand basic weather principles and know why weather conditions and headaches are associated. Forewarned is forearmed, and in this case, it is an important step in taking control of their condition. Through observing the weather, they will be able to predict the probability of their headaches occurring and thereby take preventative action to reduce headache frequency and/or severity.

Finally, although progress has been made regarding understanding the causes of weather headaches and the best way to treat them, it is a condition that is still not fully understood. Therefore, we aim to keep you updated with the latest news and advances concerning the topic of weather headaches. Remember to bookmark us and come back soon.

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