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migrains intenisfied by altitude

My wife suffers from headaches periodicaly and more so since we've move to a city that 6,000 ft. Is this alt. high enough to icrease or effect her for more migrain headaches?
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Hi,

Thanks for writing in.
High altitude even of 6000 ft causes a drop in barometric pressure which is a known migraine trigger and can cause migraines.
http://www.neurology.org/cgi/content/abstract/41/10/1668

http://www.wemjournal.org/wmsonline/?request=get-document&issn=1080-6032&volume=014&issue=04&page=0286

Hope this answers your question.
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