Chronic Headaches and Migraines May Be Hormone Related

MigrainesAre you one of the estimated 40 million Americans who suffer from chronic headaches? Headaches are one of the leading causes of missed work or school. Maybe you’ve tried every over the counter remedy and even stronger prescriptions, but you still suffer. It may be connected to a hormone imbalance.

Women who experience hormonal fluctuations often suffer with headaches or migraines just prior to the onset of menses, when there is a natural drop in progesterone levels.

But headaches may also occur at ovulation, when estrogen and other hormones spike, or during menses itself, when estrogen and progesterone have bottomed out.

You guessed it; the same hormones that give us cramps, breast tenderness, mood swing and those unstoppable chocolate cravings will also cause headaches.

Hormonal headaches can come on suddenly in perimenopause or at menopause, when a woman’s hormones are really shifting. It can be frightening for women who have never experienced headaches to suddenly suffer with them regularly.

You should be aware that most headaches involve many different factors and may have overlapping triggers. I’ve helped many women unmask the cause of their migraines.

If you suspect that your headaches are triggered by hormones, a saliva test can give you a snapshot of what your levels actually look like.

Every woman is different, and tuning into your body’s own unique signals is the first step in any kind of natural prevention or treatment.

If chronic headaches are affecting your quality of life, you do have options.  I offer a very simple and accurate saliva test, which, when analyzed by the lab, produces a clear picture of what’s going on.  If a problem is identified, I then work with my clients on an individual basis to balance their system, not with drugs, but naturally.  Sometimes adjustments are as simple as slight changes in diet and lifestyle.  Other times, it’s a little more involved.  Either way, the end result can be life changing. Begin achieving balance in your life.

To learn more about safe and natural options for alleviating symptoms of hormone imbalance, and other health conditions, contact Karen Roth at 818-400-5410 or visit www.KarenRothNutrition.com Offices in Carlsbad, Sorrento Valley and Mission Valley in San Diego.

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