Women account for 70% of people who suffer from migraines. The common culprit for a migraine is hormonal changes in women’s menstrual cycle. There is a drop in estrogen levels that in most women can cause severe headaches. Also, as women age leading up to menopause, sensitivity to their own hormones may increase.
Your menstrual migraine fluctuations are unique for every woman. Treatments need to be made-to-order for each individual’s unique migraine triggers, frequency, and severity. A positive note is that headaches may become less frequent or fade as hormonal imbalance is managed with improved nutrition and at times with short-term bio-identical hormonal supplements.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
The goals of hormone replacement therapy are to alleviate the symptoms caused by the natural decrease of human hormone production and offer the original protective benefits from naturally occurring hormones. As a result, the body returns to a hormonal balance. Bio-identical hormones are identical to the molecular structure of hormones produced by the body. The contents of bio-identical hormones are estriol (E3), estradiol (E2), estrone (E1), dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), pregnenolone, progesterone, and testosterone.
Your doctor in collaboration with a specialty pharmacy can provide you with a tailored treatment to manage menstrual migraines for your unique condition.