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Doctor insights on: Migraine Headaches And Menopause

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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I get migraine headaches. Could they be related to raynaud’s?

I get migraine headaches. Could they be related to raynaud’s?

Possibly: Raynaud's symptoms and migraines both are caused by abnormal regulation of blood flow to certain parts of the body, so they may be related in some patients. Also, some medications for migraines (the triptans and ergot alkaloids) can lead to raynaud's symptoms as a side effect. However, having migraines doesn't mean one will get raynaud's, and having raynaud's doesn't mean one will get migraines. ...Read more

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What are the tests for migraine headaches?

Primarily History: Migraine can generally be diagnosed from history. Some historical factors may signal the need for more extensive testing such as ct, MRI or eeg. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of migraine headaches?

Are there different kinds of migraine headaches?

Migraine headaches: Yes. There are several different types of migrain headaches which can attack different areas of the body and cause numerous symptoms. And there are some migrain conditions that do not have headache associated with it. ...Read more

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How can I prevent migraine headaches?

How can I prevent migraine headaches?

Headache specialist: You can lower the risk of a migraine by simply avoiding stress, getting good sleep hygiene, eating regularly, exercise regularly and avoiding alcohol and certain foods. There are also prophylactic medications to prevent migraines. See a headache specialist. ...Read more

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Can astigmatism cause migraine headaches?

Can astigmatism cause migraine headaches?

Not Typically: Headaches can be associated with astigmatism. Migraines are not commonly associated with astigmatism. ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent migraine headaches?

What can be done to prevent migraine headaches?

Avoid triggers: Migraines are often triggered by various things such as certain foods or smells, allergies, medications, etc. Identifying and avoiding triggers is the best prevention. Alternatively, there are a number of medications available from your primary doctor that can help prevent migraines. ...Read more

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Anxiety has me in a series of migraine headaches?

Anxiety has me in a series of migraine headaches?

Anxiety: Not sure if you had migraines prior to having the anxiety, or if the headaches are tension headache or another kind of headache. Also, if you are on medications for the anxiety, the headaches might be a result of that (side-effect). Consult your prescribing md to clarify. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more