Hormonal Imbalances and Migraine

Does a hormonal imbalance cause your migraines?

It’s been shown that more women than men experience chronic migraines, which may be attributed to increased levels of estrogen and decreased progesterone. This type of hormone imbalance is typically experienced before menstruation. However, stress, consuming too much alcohol, sugar, flour, and starches, and a lack of exercise or sleep may be other contributing factors.

Standard practices for preventing menstrual migraines include:

-Dietary changes such as avoiding aspartame, refined sugar, and processed foods

-Lifestyle factors including getting enough sleep and exercise

-Hormonal balancing -Micronutrient supplementation such as magnesium

-Natural pain relievers include willow bark, turmeric, or cloves

-Homeopathic therapies for example meditation, acupuncture, and herbal supplementation

If you believe your migraines are related to a hormonal imbalance, talk to your doctor for appropriate testing. A few lifestyle changes may be all you need to prevent your headaches!

“Chronic pain is a manifestation of imbalance, typically physical, but also mental, emotional, and spiritual.”

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