Updated 14 May 2014

Headache remedies for winter

Headaches in winter can be triggered by a number of things, Dr Elliot Shevel of The Headache Clinic offers some advice on reducing your risk.

The winter season is known as a time for comfort, warmth and for good food. Despite the fact, that it carries with it freezing cold temperatures and for many unfortunate individuals a dreaded headache.

Headaches in winter can be triggered by a number of things – such as the changes in temperature and weather, creating a change in barometric pressure. A headache can also persist after having a cold, which is more common in winter.

According to Dr Elliot Shevel the Medical Director at The Headache Clinic, if you are prone to getting headaches in winter, try the following methods to reduce your risk:

Get sufficient vitamin D


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Dr Elliot Shevel is a South African migraine surgery pioneer and the founder and medical director of The Headache Clinic in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, South Africa. The Headache Clinic is a multidisciplinary practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of Primary Headaches and Migraines. Dr Shevel is also the main author of all scientific publications generated by his team. He recently won a high level science debate in which he was able to prove that the current migraine diagnosis and classification is not based on data. Tertiary Education - Dr Shevel holds both Dental and Medical degrees, and practises as a specialist Maxillo-facial and Oral Surgeon. Follow the Headache Clinic on Twitter@HeadacheClinic.

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