Headaches caused by summer heat are mostly migraines. Sometimes they can be tension-type headaches or sinus too. Your risk for headache rises by 7.5% with every 5°C rise in temperature. To avoid an attack, wear sunglasses and a wide hat, don't skip meals, and keep yourself hydrated. Once an attack is under way, drink water, eat ginger every 4 hours, rub a peppermint oil-based gel on your temples, and try deep breathing and meditation.
Salt and migraine may have a link after all. It has been seen that people who eat less salt have more migraines. But there's little evidence on whether salt can cure migraine pain except when it is triggered by dehydration. Salt may even inhibit the curative effect of serotonin in narrowing dilated blood vessels. Ayurveda claims that migraines are caused by a pitta dosha imbalance, which is made worse by salt. Don't rely on salt to cure your migraines.
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