Noise is a well-known trigger of migraine headaches.
Recent findings by WHO researchers indicate that excessive exposure to noise causes other health hazards as well.
Noise from daytime traffic can result in chronic stress with an increase in the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Installing noise-insulating windows and using noise-cancelling ear phones can be helpful, albeit expensive.
Listening to music to drown out the noise is another option, but can be hazardous when walking in the streets of a big city.
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Dr. Mauskop is the author of Migraine and Headache (Oxford American Pain Library) and What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Migraines: The Breakthrough Program That Can Help End Your Pain.
He has repeatedly been chosen as one of New York magazine’s Best Doctors in New York, as one of New York Times Magazine’s, “Super Doctors” and as Castle and Connolly’s “Best Doctors”. Dr. Mauskop has appeared on television shows including Tom Brokaw’s News Hour, Extra, and PBS specials, and he has been featured in Vogue, O Magazine, and many other publications. He has given lectures at the medical schools of Cornell, Harvard, Columbia, NYU and Dartmouth, and at the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic.
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