The Cause Of Hormonal Headaches

News World Report

July 2nd, 2010

Did you know that some headaches occurred only in women and not men? We all know how common headaches are among many people. No matter which gender or age they are in, you are sure to have experienced at least one headache during your life time. So what exactly are these headaches that are so unique to women? Hormonal headaches also referred to as hormone headaches occur in almost every woman the moment they pass puberty. As the name suggests, hormonal headaches result from the change of hormones in the body. The hormones in our body carry out major tasks that include the stimulation of growth, regulate the metabolism level, and also regulate the production of other hormones in the body.Due to a change in the hormones and various other reasons, the hormonal headaches can occur in a moderate level and sometimes turn into more severe cases. Women have a certain level of estrogen and progesterone in their body. When these levels fluctuate, a woman could end up with hormonal headaches. Many women experience hormonal headaches during their menstrual cycle. Sometimes it could occur 11 or 22 days before the menstrual cycle starts and then last for a few days. Symptoms for hormonal headaches include having a migraine like headache, and extreme sensitivity to outside loud noises and light.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.