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2019 Nov 09

Curr Pain Headache Rep



Headache and Barometric Pressure: a Narrative Review.


Maini K, Schuster NM
Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2019 Nov 09; 23(11):87.
PMID: 31707623.


Alterations in atmospheric pressure have been long associated with headaches. The purpose of this review article is to investigate the association of barometric pressure with headache, classifying into two broad categories primary headache disorders (barometric pressure triggering migraine or tension-type headache) and secondary headache disorders (barometric pressure triggering high-altitude headache and headache attributed to airplane travel), discussing the pathophysiology and possible treatments.