Headache Types

Headache Types

Hormonal

LOCATION AND SYMPTOMS

Severe, migraine-like headaches experienced by women.

PRECIPITATING FACTORS

Fluctuations in hormonal levels around the time of menstruation or ovulation and/or in the years leading to the menopause; also experienced by some women starting oral contraceptives.

TREATMENT / PREVENTION

See Headache and Adults and Treatment of Headache.

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