Factors such as decreasing temperature, decreasing humidity, barometric pressure change and wind, especially in the autumn season, can trigger migraines. Neurologist Dr. Nebahat Bilici pointed out that in addition to the measures recommended throughout the year, some autumn-specific measures should also be taken to reduce migraine attacks.
Migraine, one of the most common diseases in the world, is defined as a severe and throbbing headache that usually develops in one half of the head.
Migraine, which can seriously reduce the quality of life and affects 12 million people in Turkey, is a disease affected by weather changes. Many studies reveal that seasonal migraine attacks are more common in autumn than in other seasons.
Neurologist Dr. Nebahat Bilici pointed out that in addition to the measures recommended throughout the year to reduce migraine attacks, some autumn-specific measures should also be taken and said, “Migraine loves an orderly life. Therefore, precautions taken in diet, exercise and sleep cycles reduce migraine attacks. "In addition, not going out if possible, especially in southwest winds, protecting the body from microbes and taking precautions against vitamin D deficiency, and avoiding triggering factors if there is a tendency to allergy, are the most important precautions to be taken in the autumn months," he said.
Expert Dr. Bilici explained 6 rules you should pay attention to against migraine headaches in the autumn months.
FOLLOW THE WEATHER REPORT CLOSELY
Stating that factors such as the decrease in air temperature in autumn, the decrease in humidity in the air, the change in barometric pressure and wind play a triggering role in migraine attacks, Bilici said, “Researchers have found that the decrease in barometric pressure increases migraine attacks by causing the expansion of blood vessels in the brain. Wind, especially southwest wind, increases migraine attacks due to the various dust and mineral particles it carries. "If you are sensitive to temperature and pressure changes, you need to follow the weather forecasts closely," he said.
Expert, who also made important suggestions and warnings. Dr. Nebahat Bilici also asked for precautions to be taken against autumn allergies.
“In autumn, some patients may suffer from both allergies and migraines,” said Bilici, adding, “In a study, migraine was detected in 1 in every two patients with allergies. When allergens are in high amounts, they increase histamine (a secretion that plays a role in regulating immune responses) produced by our body, and this can cause inflammation in the sinuses and trigger migraines. If you are prone to allergies, do not forget to avoid allergens or regularly use allergy medications recommended by your doctor. "In addition, it will be very helpful to use HEPA filters that clean the room air and anti-allergic mattress and pillow coverings to prevent the progression of inflammation in the sinuses and reduce secondary migraine attacks," he said.