Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Flying is a headache, literally, for many travelers

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Headaches associated with air travel appear to be a "huge and painful problem," Israeli researchers report.

In a study of 906 men and women who had traveled more than once by plane, nearly 6 percent reported that they experienced headaches associated with flying.

Based on 3.3 billion seats available each year on commercial flights, with 70 percent occupancy, Dr. Israel Potasman and colleagues from Bnai Zion Medical Center in Haifa estimate that more than 100 million people suffer from flight-associated headaches annually...
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Megan Oltman said...

Well I took two trips by air in the past 4 months - both times I got a Migraine within two hours of landing on my outward journey. It seems the change in altitude and air pressure must be triggers. Interesting to me, I didn't get Migraines after flying home. Maybe I can resist the triggers when I end up home in my own bed within a couple of hours of the flight!

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