Causes Of Headaches During Menstruation?
Tonight doctor … I want to ask why every time I menstruate always feel a prolonged headache?
Good night Mia,
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Unlike in men, a woman's body experiences many hormonal changes during her life. These hormonal changes take the form of a pattern that repeats approximately every 21-35 days, which is often called the menstrual cycle. This change in hormone levels serves to prepare the egg to be fertilized, and to prepare the uterus for growth of the fetus.
However, the ups and downs of hormones such as estrogen and progesterone besides having an effect to prepare for pregnancy and childbirth, also have several other effects, such as menstruation or uterine lining and also other effects, such as headaches, abdominal pain, dizziness, nausea, and mood swings.
Specific for headaches, caused by low levels of the hormone estrogen during the menstrual cycle, so that nerve cells that function to feel pain become more sensitive to excrete intermediaries called neurotransmitters, so women become more sensitive to pain stimuli.
Therefore, you don't need to worry. The things you can do are:
1. Take pain medications with green logo (sold freely), with the dosage according to the brochure.
2. Avoid stress
3. Lots of water consumption
4. Get enough rest
5. Trying to relax and do activities that can make you more happy.
If your headaches really interfere with your activities and rest, and don't improve with the use of pain medications, don't hesitate to consult a doctor.
Thus the information from me, hopefully can help.