Do you Get Migraines?
Migraines, while often thought of as a headache by those who are lucky enough to have never experienced one, are much more that that. They are a condition that does indeed cause excruciating, relentless and debilitating throbbing in the head that can last anywhere from several hours to several days. However, a migraine attack also typically includes an array of other symptoms that inflict misery from head to toe, including extreme sensitivity to light, sound and smells, weakness, nausea, chills, vision changes and a feeling of brain fog, among many others.
Women are much more likely to be affected by migraines than men, with one of every six suffering these attacks as opposed to one of every twenty men. That gap between the sexes in terms of migraine incidence appears with puberty in females, indicating an association between hormones and migraines. Many women experience attacks that correlate with their monthly menstrual period, triggered by the hormonal fluctuations that occur at this time. Others suffer with them during pregnancy or as they begin taking oral contraceptives or other medications that affect hormonal balance.
Hormonal changes that occur with perimenopause – generally beginning around age 35 to 40 – often trigger migraine episodes. Women who have had occasional episodes throughout their lives may have much more frequent and severe ones, and often, women who have never experienced a migraine before will begin having them, triggered by the often abrupt and dramatic hormone fluctuations that occur as the body prepares for menopause.
If you are suffering debilitating migraine attacks that force you to hide away in a dark room for hours  or days at a time with ice packs on your head and a bucket at your bedside, see your doctor, because help is available that can stop the misery. First of all, you'll need to make sure that your pain is actually migraine-related by having your doctor check you over for other health conditions. Once you're sure that migraines are the problem, bioidentical hormone replacement can help. BHRT offers safe and effective relief by restoring optimal hormonal balance, evening out fluctuations and correcting imbalanced that can trigger migraines.

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Hormone Assessment

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Do you suffer from hot flashes?
Do you have night sweats?
Do you notice yourself feeling more stressed, anxious and nervous?
Have you gained weight, especially in your abdomen, hips, buttocks and thighs?
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