Science Questions

Sat, 1st Jul 2006

Part of the show Sex Chromosomes, Genetics and Food Webs

Question

Roger in Mexico asked:

I tend to get awful headaches that fall under the migraine classification but I notice that they're weather related. Why is it that weather should have these effects?

Answer

I don't know whether there is a direct relationship between pressure and headaches. If anyone listening knows anything about a link between migraines and weather, I'd be very interested to hear about it. My email is chris@thenakedscientists.com. One thing that does occur to me is that if you have high pressure, then usually that's associated with a warm day. When people get very hot, they get dehydrated and a fierce headache. That could be possible.

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