The symptoms of migraine : Why do women have a headache

The symptoms of migraine : Why do women have a headache
Nowadays headaches of various kinds are subject to more than 80% of people, but not everyone thinks this is a disease and therefore do not go to doctors.What are the symptoms of migraine?

reasons for migraine, there are many: any brain vascular disease, violation of intracranial pressure, side effects of pharmacotherapy.

But if we talk about a headache in general, pain that begins gradually, and the power of pain increases immediately, unlike migraine - headache pulsating nature, mainly in the orbital-frontal-temporal region.According to statistics, suffer from migraines, mostly women, due to purely biological factors: two-thirds of women say the connection of the menstrual cycle and migraines.

Symptoms of migraine with aura and without

Migraine without aura is accompanied by nausea, vomiting, poor tolerance to bright light and loud noises.After an attack there lethargy, drowsiness, fatigue.

less common (about 30%), migraine with aura, when facing an attack of headache or develop its peak of vari

ous neurological disorders - visual, auditory, olfactory, tactile, motor.Most other common visual aura.

Blame hormones

Women are two main sex hormone - estrogen and progesterone.More than half of female disease occurs during puberty - up to 20 years.In the future, doctors treated about migraine from 20-25 to 40-45 years, that is, throughout the reproductive period.

on the frequency and nature of simptomoy migraines have a significant influence hormonal changes in the menstrual cycle dynamics during pregnancy, perimenopause, when taking combined oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy.

Why is this happening

's all about - in the adrenal activity: during normal headache or migraine it rises, and the imbalance of sex hormones.Consequently, the cause of migraine - hyperactivity of the adrenal glands, and to develop sexual female hormones were balanced, it is important the correct operation of this body.

Premenstrual syndrome

Hormonal cyclic changes in women, such as the fluctuation of estrogen, progesterone and the pituitary hormone prolactin due to a series of biochemical changes contribute to the development of migraine attack during PMS.

Just before menstruation usually occurs a sharp decline in estrogen levels, involved in the perception of pain signals.In other words, the pain threshold is increased so that the feeling is not disturbed woman who in the normal state, are now perceived as painful.However, most of these changes are minor, so migraine PMS proceeds usually without nausea and vomiting.

Menstrual migraine: symptoms

Migraine attacks in the critical days are much stronger and longer than migraines occurring alone or with other conditions.Deterioration of health, fatigue, inability to concentrate, dizziness, pain in the abdomen and head naturally associated with the hormonal changes of this period.

premenopausal migraine

often in this difficult period for every woman can worsen migraines - all complex hormonal changes and associated physiological changes lead to changes in mood and well being.Again in this case acts as the leading cause of level change, but rather lowering estrogen concentration.

Symptoms of migraines and menopause

With the onset of menopause, a natural physiological process, which means stopping the reproductive functions of the female organism, solved the problem of contraception, premenstrual syndrome and menstrual pain, but there is an uneven body's hormonal software often enough, that has consequences.

Often, so-called hot flushes accompanied by migraine attacks, which may increase or, conversely, weaken its course.

Instead of conclusion

appearance of female migraine pain with the first menstrual period, the presence of menstrual migraines and PMS during their reproductive years, and perimenopausal and postmenopausal women indicates increased sensitivity of women to change the level of sex hormones.In some cases, hormone replacement therapy is shown, but it is necessary to consult a gynecologist-endocrinologist.

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