Why Women Have More Migraines

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How you can beat migraine pain

a on Nov 13, 2007 at 2:18PM

If you are one of the 28 million Americans suffering from migraine pain, you might feel as though you're doomed to a lifetime of throbbing headaches. There is a clear gender bias when it comes to migraines, with the female to male ratio at 3:1, a disparity that mainly has to do with hormones.

There seems to be a significant connection between estrogen levels and the onset and presence of migraines. Fluctuations in estrogen seem to affect the central nervous system and the rise and fall of estrogen may trigger a migraine. Although the first attack is quite often during the teen years, with the onset of menstruation, migraine frequency and intensity seem to peak when a woman is in her 40s. Find out how you can deal with your migraines and prevent the onset of your next attack.

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