July 11, 2014

During Menopause Too

1 Migraines Worsen During Perimenopause

Migraine headaches increase by 50 to 60% as women go through perimenopause and menopause, finds a study that surveyed 3,600+ women, ages 35-65 to determine their history of headaches. For the study, women were divided among 3 groups, premenopausal, perimenopausal and postmenopausal. Eight percent of the premenopausal group reported 10 or more headaches per month as did 12.2% of the perimenopausal group and 12% of the menopausal group. Researchers recognize that premenopausal women with migraine often get them a few days before beginning their periods when estrogen and progesterone levels fall. They believe that decreasing estrogen levels account for migraine in perimenopausal and menopausal women. The study was presented at the American Headache Society annual meeting.

More at Www.consumer.healthday.com | Posted 3 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Migraines Tied to Risk of Heart Attack

Tags: Estrogen, Menopause, Migraine, Postmenopausal Women, Progesterone, Perimenopause, American Headache Society, Hormone Levels and Headache

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