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A 33-year-old member asked:

Are there hormonal causes of migraines?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Virginia Simnad
Neurology 28 years experience
Yes: Migraines can be more common in or just prior to a menses. Some migraineurs find a change in the patterns of their headaches as they approach or enter menopause.
Dr. Michael Stern
Dentistry 49 years experience
Sometimes: Possibly estrogen, thyroid or hormones regulating blood pressure can be only a part of the entire migraine picture.

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A member asked:

What causes migraines?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Blood flow changes?: The actual cause of migraine headaches is not known. The vascular theory says that changes in the size of blood vessels leading to the brain causes changes in blood flow, with increased flow causing pain. The neurovascular theory says changes in brain signals and brain activity cause blood vessels to change sizes, resulting in pain from increases in blood flow. Additional theories also exist.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What cause migraines?

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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 48 years experience
Many Factors : Heredity is a big one. Being female is another. Certain foods that are fermented such as wine, pickled foods, chocolate and caffeine can trigger migraine. Even weather changes can trigger. In women, hormonal changes during the normal menstrual cycle or menopause can trigger. Neck injuries also can trigger. Basically any change in your environment even getting too little or too much sleep , also.L.

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