Summer migraine triggers |  KW39 Houston

HOUSTON (KW39) – Do you feel under the weather? Well, it could be the weather! While many of us love the sweet summer, it’s also linked to factors that can trigger migraines. I spoke to Dr. Evans, a native of Houston who specializes in general neurology and headaches.

“About 40 million people in the United States have migraines each year,” he says.

Remember that a migraine is different from a headache, although some of the symptoms are similar.

“About half of people with migraines have redness or tears in their eyes, and a stuffy or dirty nose. This is why people often mistake migraines for sinus headaches, ”says Dr. Evans.

Changes in air pressure can be a trigger for some migraineurs. Dr. Evens even stated that studies show that lightning can also be a trigger for some people.

“In summer there are so many triggers that can trigger migraines. That includes bright light and glare from the sun, ”adds Evans.

Now let’s think about some of your favorite summer activities…. BBQs, beach trips, baseball games!

Often found in some of your favorite summer treats, nitrates can cause problems, and alcohol, as one might guess, won’t help either. It leads to dehydration.

“For some people, a beer and a hot dog can be a big migraine trigger,” says Evans.

Home improvement is also popular during this time of year, strong smells like paint and gasoline, and the proximity of mold and pollen can also be painful.

“Summer is the main migraine season!” Evans. New treatments are emerging to not only treat migraines but also prevent the onset of migraines. So when you have a big day e.g. For example, when going to the ballpark, you can take medication the day before to prevent a seizure. Randolph W. Evans, MD is ready to recommend the best brands for those seeking relief.

The best thing to do is to find out what is triggering you and avoid it! And if so, the weather…. much luck! All I can tell you is spending less time outdoors talking to your own doctor about ways to tackle the season!

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