Migraine sufferers who also deal with allergies and hay fever have more severe headaches than those who do not.
Those are the results of a study released Monday by the researches from three medical centers, including the University of Cincinnati.
Professor of Medicine Vincent Martin says, “We are not sure whether the rhinitis causes the increased frequency of headaches or whether the migraine attacks themselves produce symptoms of rhinitis in these patients. What we can say is if you have these symptoms, you are more likely to have more frequent and disabling headaches.”
If you've ever blamed the weather for a splitting headache, you might be right. A new University of Cincinnati study finds that lightning may affect the onset of headache and migraines.
"What we found was that on days with lightning around the patients' homes there was approximately a 30-percent increase in headache activity, or headache occurrence, and also a 30-percent increase in migraine," said fourth-year medical student Geoff Martin, one of the researchers.
The study looked at chronic headache sufferers. There are a number of ways lightning might be a trigger.