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The Connection Between Estrogen and Migraine Headaches


Published May 18, 2017

Hormones Can Be a Headache... Literally!

Migraines tend to last longer than other types of headaches and may be accompanied by symptoms such as nausea, light sensitivity, and intense, throbbing pain. Migraine headaches have been linked to the female hormone estrogen, and the connection between estrogen and headaches could help explain why women tend to experience migraine headache pain more often than men. For some women, migraine headaches get worse with menopause, when estrogen and other hormone levels taper off. For other women, especially those who experience monthly migraines in the days leading up to their period, migraine pain actually improves during menopause and the years after. Migraines can be unbearable, but fortunately, supporting your health with targeted lifestyle changes and getting your hormones in balance can help decrease the severity and frequency of all types of headaches. Many people, both women and men both, find relief from chronic headaches with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Read more…

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