If you experience headaches or joint pains when the weather changes, it’s not your imagination.
The barometric pressure may be to blame.
Changes in the barometric pressure can – and do – affect your body, some of us are just more sensitive than others.
Here’s the good news.
If you suffer from weather-related headaches and joint pain, there are non-pharmaceutical ways to relieve it.
Here are five tips for dealing with barometric pressure headaches and post-operative, post-bone fractures.
If you has ever experienced headaches or joints pain when the weather changes, chances are the barometric pressure is to blame. When barometric pressure and humidity drops simultaneously, conditions are particularly ripe for a barometric pressure headache or pain in joints post-operative. Barometric pressure, according to Environmental Monitor, “is the weight of the overlying air pressing down on the earth. It is also known as air pressure”.
Low barometric pressure means the overlying air is rising, whereas high pressure means the overlying air is sinking.
Individuals who are particularly sensitive to atmospheric pressure changes may experience headaches that are in sync with weather fluctuations. However, there’s no reason to suffer every time the weather changes. There are steps you can take to avoid or lessen your discomfort.
Take an anti-inflammatory. An all-natural alternative to ibuprofen is Turmeric/Curcuma (mix two parts of Turmeric + one part black pepper powder and dissolve in medium warm water), can be bought directly from Villa Market or Tops or from other health supplement stores or websites.
Use a humidifier or ionizer. If you live in a dry area, try using a humidifier or ionizer. Lie down in a closed area for best results. Some people claim that taking a walk by the river or at Jomtien/ Pattaya beach is also comforting.
Natural relaxation may help. Meditation, yoga, or therapeutic massage, or even an exciting four-hand massage may ease the pain. Acupuncture is also a safe, effective way to waylay headache discomfort.
Stay hydrated. Drinking more water is a natural way to combat headaches. Since everyone has different requirements, you may want to try a hydration calculator to determine your hydration needs.
Invest in gadgets. Migraine eyeglasses will reduce glare and relieve light sensitivity when a headache strikes. These glasses protect you from the effects of artificial light, such as fluorescent lighting.
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You may also want to invest in an ambient weather barometer.
Having one will give you advance warning of any upcoming barometric changes.
Another option is to get an app for your smart phone that measures the barometric pressure in your area. Since barometric pressure often changes before you notice weather changes, it helps to get advance notice so you can take an anti-inflammatory and drink plenty of water before the onset of pain.
You can also check out the Weather Channel “Aches and Pains Index Map.”
The map features a variety of weather-related health triggers such as humidity, precipitation, wind, temperature and atmospheric pressure. If you experience arthritis pain and joint pain, you’ll also want to keep an eye on this site.
And if nothing helps or works and you still have this weather headaches consider relocating to a 100% dry climate such as found in Abu Dhabi or Las Vegas?