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Heat and Headaches
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Agavegirl - June 22

Today I received the latest issue of Better Homes and Gardens (July 2011) and ironically, there is an article about headaches with a section focusing on the correlation with the heat. I suffer greatly from headaches, even more in the summer as I live in Arizona, and today was 103 degrees.

The article states that millions of women "suffer in agony every summer." Here is verbatim what they say:

"Several years ago, researchers at Harvard University analyzed hospital records and discovered that visits for severe headaches jumped by 7.5 percent for every 9 degrees increase in outdoor temperature. One possible explanation is that heat redirects blood to the head's peripheral tissues, a circulatory hiccup that may precipitate pain, says study author Kenneth Mukamal, M.D." He also suggests that we sufferers should choose indoor activities when the mercury creeps past 88 degrees.

Put this and Fibro together and what a combination! I had better be moving elsewhere for the Summer! My tolerance level decreases every year.

I just wanted to share this information with all of you since some of us have had previous threads relating to this issue.

Be well and hugs to all.

 

kvc33 - June 22

Headaches can be cause by dehydration. Do you drink lots of water? I wear a wet towel around my neck and it works wonders for keeping me cool. Wet hair is great too.

 

Agavegirl - June 22

Hi kvcc,

Yes, I drink TONS of water and do my best to keep hydrated. I too, do the wet towel around my neck and always have a wet washcloth nearby. Thank God for water in all its uses!

:)

 

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