Menopause and Migraines: Good News for Mature Women Who Suffer from Migraines

by Laura Ramirez on July 6, 2011

Menopause and migraines may go together like menstruation and migraines do, but in reverse proportions, according to a recent study. That’s because the cause may be hormonal. If you’ve noticed throughout your reproductive life that your migraine headaches seemed to be linked to your menstrual cycle, then it is likely that the frequency will diminish during peri menopause and beyond due to changing hormonal levels. This is great news for mature women who have suffered from migraines for most of their lives.

menopause and migraines

Menopause and migraines are inversely proportional for most women

The prognosis for a reduction in migraine attacks after menopause improves if there had been a strong relationship between headache and menses during a woman’s fertility years. This and related conclusions are part of a new study presented today at the 21st Meeting of the European Neurological Society (ENS) in Lisbon…

Although the findings from this recent study are preliminary, it’s good to know that the research on menopause and migraines may mean relief for women who have suffered from headaches since adolescence. For them, the menopausal years may spell permanent relief.ᅠ

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