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What are the most common types of headaches in women?
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Neurology 36 years experience
Migraine: Although the books say tension type headache is most common, migraine dominates my practice. Affects 17% of all women.
5.7k viewsReviewed Feb 01, 2020
Pain Management 38 years experience
See below: Women present with a variety of ha's.
Vascular or menstrual types are common at or around menses. Migraine type ha's are common, often beginning in teen years. Myofascial (muscle type) ha's are very frequent , often from trigger points in the muscles of the neck and shoulders.
Stress and heavy breast tissue may increase strain on these muscles.
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Last updated Feb 1, 2020
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