Earth Factors Behind Migraine

by Sheela Philomena on  August 9, 2011 at 1:22 PM Research News
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Experts at the University Clinic for Neurology have highlighted the key earth factors that contribute to most headaches.
 Earth Factors Behind Migraine
Earth Factors Behind Migraine

They said that menstruation, genetic aspects and a sudden relief from stress mattered more than changes in the weather like temperatures, the strength of the wind, atmospheric pressure levels and the amount of rain.

The combined study with Vienna's Central Agency for Meteorology and Geodynamics based its findings on diaries kept by 238 people.

It was just the latest shot in the back and forth argument over how much influence the weather plays in causing headaches.

There is conflicting evidence in medical research. In one study involving 7,000 patients published by doctors in the US, investigators found that higher ambient temperatures increased the risk of headaches.

For every five degrees Celsius rise in temperature, there was a 7.5 per cent increased risk of an emergency department visit for severe headache.

Source: ANI

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