Asthma, Migraines, Sinus Headaches, and Their Connection


In the doctor’s office, it’s a familiar combination: a patient with both medications appropriately,” Ledford says. If medication for one disease worsens the other, “ask if there are alternatives, because many times, there are alternatives,” he says.

What else do asthma and migraine have in common? “There are common principles in the management of both,” Cady says. For example, doing some “detective work” to see what triggers an asthma or migraine attack can help the patient to avoid these things.

Lifestyle management helps, too, Cady says. “Good diet, good health, trying to do exercise, good sleep — there are cornerstones of management for both of these. The healthier you maintain your lifestyle, the better both of these diseases are going to do.”