Migraine and Hormones

This article discusses the role that hormones play in adolescent girls and young women with headaches, which are very common in adolescent girls, in particular, migraine. In many cases, migraine onset may occur shortly around the time of menarche, prevalence of recurrent migraine in this population approaches 15%, and typically the symptoms continue through adulthood. Hormonal changes associated with puberty and the menstrual cycle may significantly influence migraine in young women. This article reviews the following topics: management of menstrually related headaches, changes in ovarian hormones and their relationship to migraine, and oral contraceptives and pregnancy effects on migraine.
Source: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Communication Source Type: research
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Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Poster Session I Source Type: research
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At our outpatient clinic a 34 year old primigravida attended at a gestational age of 196/7 weeks. Three years prior she developed idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). Back then she presented with partial loss of vision and headache. A lumboperitoneal shunt was placed to relieve the symptoms, entering her thecal sac at spinal segment L3-L4. The peritoneal end is situated in the lower left side of her abdomen.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
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Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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