Headaches and Migraines

Updated: May 1, 2023

“A migraine headache is usually an intense, throbbing pain on one, or sometimes, both sides of the head. Migraine pain and symptoms affect 29.5 million Americans. About three out of four people who have migraines are women.” – Office on Women’s Health

“While one-third of the population gets headaches, women suffer more than men do. Many factors contribute to headaches for both men and women, including family history and age. Women, however, often notice a relationship between headaches and hormonal changes.” – Mayo Clinic

Headaches and hormones: What’s the connection? – Mayo Clinic
Headache Treatment Depends on Diagnosis and Symptoms – Mayo Clinic
Headaches and Women: What Do Hormones Have to Do With It? – Johns Hopkins Health
Is Cluster Headache a ‘Male’ Disorder? Cluster headache is seen as a male disorder…but we have discovered that female patients have a more severe burden [than male patients].” – American Migraine Foundation
Migraine in Women – American Migraine Foundation
Menstrual Migraine: Treatment and Prevention – American Migraine Foundation
Pregnant Women Migraine Likely Complications Giving Birth – National Headache Foundation
What a Headache Could Be Telling You – Southwest Healthcare, Temecula Valley Hospital