Headaches and Migraines

Updated: May 1, 2022

“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)
Headaches and Women: What Do Hormones Have to Do With It? (Johns Hopkins Health)
Migraines in Women (American Migraine Foundation)
Menstrual Migraine: Treatment and Prevention (American Migraine Foundation)