How Can You Connect Hormones and Headaches?


Have you ever thought there could be a link between hormones and headache? Due to ovulation, in women during their perimenopausal or menopausal stage headaches occur. It typically happens just before the periods start or when ovaries produce less estrogen and progesterone. There is surely a link between estrogen and headache and this symptom is known as ‘estrogen withdrawal’. Estrogen withdrawal migraines and headaches will not continue for years after menopause and BHRT that is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy help women to get relief from it.

Hormones and Headaches

It has been found on neurological and endocrine studies that estrogen is liable for modulating severity and frequency of a migraine. Additionally, estrogen steroid hormone quantity is known as serum estradiol effects estrogen effect in the body. A woman can get a bad headache and migraine if serum estradiol drops below needed level along with estrogen. Now, what is this mechanism? In OKC people know about this hormonal imbalance, so they try hormone replacement therapy.

The Mechanism

Estrogen may affect the blood vessels or vasculature and provokes Nitric Oxide or NO release and activates L-arginine/nitric oxide pathway. It has been found that in body NO is produced in blood platelets when in a migraine and it alters normal blood flow.

Imbalance of Estrogen and Progesterone

Another theory about hormones and headaches includes metabolic and neurohormonal imbalances and it affects the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-gonadal axis. It is long proved that hormonal imbalance of lacking can cause a migraine.


Do Not Take Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen

Ibuprofen is nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug and it works for pain relief but does not have any ill-effects on nerves such as numbing effect. It influences necessary enzymes to create certain prostaglandins. It helps to alleviate pain and inflammation. Ibuprofen actually interferes with the hormonal balance and may also have a few side-effects such as nausea, heartburn etc.

Acetaminophen is an analgesic and it gives pain relief as it increases pain threshold. If you take it for fever, it would start to affect brain areas regulating body temperature. This one also regulates prostaglandin but is not a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Therefore, it has certain side-effects such as vomiting, stomach pain etc.

Doctors strongly suggest not having any of these two, but for better cure hormone replacement therapy in OKC is considered due to its far-fetched results.

Come to Longevity Regenerative Institute for your detailed guide of cure hormone replacement therapy in OKC. We would help you the best to get a relief from menopausal problems.