Can I Scuba Dive If I Have Migraine Headache
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-Can I Scuba Dive If I Have Migraine Headache?
-Does Pressure Trigger Migraine Headache?
Many weather-related headaches seem to be linked to changes in atmospheric pressure. For some people, the approach of a storm, or of a sudden cold or warm front, can precipitate a migraine
A sudden change in altitude can also trigger migraine. As the altitude goes up, the atmospheric pressure drops, and so does the oxygen level. As a result to compensate for the reduced oxygen level, the blood vessels in the head swell, or dilate.
Does Pressure Trigger Migraine Headache?
If your migraines are triggered by pressure changes, factors such as increased carbon dioxide levels or cold-water immersion, common to diving, may also be your migraine triggers too. Therefore if this is the situation, diving may not be for you. And because diving requires mental and sensory alertness, any vision loss or confusion you might experience during a migraine attack could prove dangerous. Talk to your doctor before diving.