People that experience migraines know they can hit anytime, anywhere. But if you notice they’re more frequent or intense in summer, there are a few reasons why that could be happening. GP Dr Preeya Alexander explains...
About 20 per cent of people will experience a migraine in their lives – a type of headache that’s usually throbbing on one side of the head and is accompanied by symptoms such as nausea and sensitivity to light.
“It’s [thought] that increased exposure to intense sunlight during summer months may trigger migraines,” says Dr. Alexander. “Another theory is that warmer weather leads to sweating and dehydration, and it’s known that dehydration can act as a migraine trigger. When it’s warmer we tend to sweat more, and if we are active as well, then we are likely to lose more fluid through sweat.”
Other possible triggers include overheating, humidity, or too much time spent in the sun.
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