Headaches and Hormones?
Hormones and Headaches
Are your headaches related to your hormones?
Women are more likely to have headaches and migraines than men. And, women with irregular cycles are even more likely to have headaches and migraines.
Hormones play a huge role in headache and migraine. You yourself may have found that birth control pills gave you headaches or migraines, or perhaps relieved them.
You may have found that you didn’t have any headaches or migraines when pregnant. What does this mean for you now?
It means that having balanced hormones should reduce the likelihood of headaches or migraines!
In fact, I haven’t seen a woman with a balanced cycle (if she’s of that age, of course) who had a headache or migraine.
Headaches and migraines are more common in women. In fact, the average migraine patient is a 40 year-old woman.
Some women report that before their period they get a headache or migraine. Or, it might be that they get it the first day or their menses. Sometimes it might be at ovulation.
If your cycle is irregular, you may not even have timed headaches or migraines to your cycle. But, it’s very likely that there is a relationship.
There are number of naturopathic treatments that doctor’s use to help patients with headaches and migraines. We offer a number of different and effective options in our office. Find out more here.