Why women are three times more likely to experience headaches than men?

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  • Hormonal changes in women frequently act as triggers for headaches
  • Women exhibit a higher susceptibility to sleep disturbances compared to men
  • Women have a higher incidence of mood disorders, a precursor to headaches
  • Increased stress levels, originating from both work and family commitments, are commonly endured by women
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      Seema Waghmareswaghmare
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      Women experience headaches more frequently than men. In a recent national survey where participants were asked to gauge their level of disturbance by headaches or migraines in the past three months, women were nearly three times more likely than men to report being significantly bothered. While multiple factors contribute to this gender difference, research indicates that hormones play a pivotal role. One contributing factor is the higher stress levels reported by women stemming from work, social, or family obligations. Additionally, women tend to grapple with sleep issues more than men, and the resulting fatigue can trigger headaches. Certain migraine headaches are linked to hormonal fluctuations, particularly abrupt changes in estrogen levels produced mainly by the ovaries. Scientific studies have demonstrated that estrogen plays a crucial role in the development of migraines, which, between puberty and menopause, are considerably more prevalent in women than in men.

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      sharnawolfaardtsharnawolfaardt
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      I agree, hormones in females play a major role, especially to those who use birth control tablets. PMS is another factor to take into consideration. I advised some patients to start taking Piridoxin a week ahead of their menstruation as well as dietary advice.
      Great post and thank you

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      null nullMAINA WANGAI KIMARU
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      Yes Secondary ti hormonal change of the menstrual cycle

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      prabhusheoranprabhusheoran
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      Nutritional deficiency also may be a risk factor fir headaxhe and other health problem in women

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      balochnazia05balochnazia05
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      Sleep disturbance and workload.

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