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Headaches in Women and their Hormones
October 15, 2018
Headaches in women are incredibly common, just as in men – but certain factors make certain types peculiar to women.
In this article, let’s look at why you may be more at risk of headaches and, really – can you blame your hormones for the cause?
Headaches in women can sometimes happen around the menstrual periods, and identifying this relationship can help some treatments.
Here’s an interesting statement from NHS Choices:
“Most headaches in women are caused by hormones. At least 5 million women experience hormone headaches each month, say researchers.”
When treating a woman who has been suffering from headaches, it’s good to explore their periods.
Looking at the cycle, its frequency or irregularity can help as the cause of the headache may be associated with their menstrual pattern.
Observations of women who suffer from headaches associated with their menstrual pattern (Hormone Headaches) indicate the following:
All this is not to say that women cannot or do not suffer from other causes of Headaches.
Certainly, it is important when treating headaches in women to recognise non-hormone headaches.
Additionally, abnormal hormones can have an impact on Migraines or other types of headaches they may suffer.
Self-help tips to combat or minimise the severity of headaches include:
In addition, there are some specific treatments that may help:
The topic is not exhaustive; hopefully, the information relayed here may be useful to you.
Contact us directly here if you need any more advice specific to your needs.
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Editing by AskAwayHealth Team
All AskAwayHealth articles are written by practising Medical Practitioners on a wide range of healthcare conditions to provide evidence-based guidance and to help promote quality healthcare. The advice in our material is not meant to replace the management of your specific condition by a qualified healthcare practitioner. To discuss your condition, please contact a health practitioner or reach us directly
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