Heat Can Trigger Headaches
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - We may be getting a break from the extreme temperatures but a lot of people are still suffering in the summer heat. For some, the hot temps can lead to headaches making it difficult for to even go outside.
Walking out of a cool air-conditioned building into hot, sticky, Carolina weather can actually trigger a headache.
Katlyn Yoder is no stranger to headaches, "I feel it in my temple and in the front of my head."
Her friend Jessica Myers generally feels hers coming on when she's exercising,"When I run in the summer time if it's too hot like midday I catch myself getting some kind of headache from the heat."
Dr. Camilo of Presbyterian Neurology Center says during the summer months he sees a significant increase in patients complaining about headaches, "What we see more frequently is people complaining that their headaches are more frequent, that they're more intense and that the medications don't seem to work during the extreme heat."
If you feel a headache coming on and its right smack in the middle of a hot summer's day try these few things. Get to a shady area, drink plenty of water and do this technique. Lay down flat on your back and keep your feet elevated above your heart level. This may help you get cooler faster.
Studies show pressure changes and humidity can also trigger these summer headaches.