How to Manage Weather Triggers

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Key Questions
  • What effect does barometric pressure have on migraine?
  • How does weather influence migraine and headache disorders?
  • How does one manage weather-related triggers?
  • What is weather’s effect on the brain?
  • How does the environment of where you live affect migraine and headache disorders?
  • Is there a certain numerical change in pressure that triggers an attack?
  • How do seasonal changes influence migraine and headache disorders?
  • Why is weather not always a consistent trigger?
  • What medications can be used to treat weather-related migraine and headache attacks specifically?
  • Is it possible to prevent a headache or migraine attack triggered by weather?
Interview Notes
jan hoffmann dr

Jan Hoffmann, MD, PhD

Clinical Senior Lecturer & Honorary Consultant in Neurology
 King's College London

Dr. Jan Hoffmann is a clinical senior lecturer at King’s College London, and an honorary consultant in neurology at King’s College Hospital. He qualified at the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Germany), where he also obtained his doctoral degree. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California San Francisco, he worked at the headache center at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf before he relocated to London to his current position.

Dr. Hoffmann is an internationally recognized specialist in headache and facial pain disorders. He has published extensively in the field, including the European Headache Federation treatment guidelines for idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). Currently, he serves as an associate editor for Cephalalgia, the Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache and Frontiers in Pain Research. Dr. Hoffmann is a council member of the British Association for the Study of Pain, as well as a member of the emerging therapies committee of the International Headache Society.

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