Menstrual migraine: end the headache during menstruation

Migraine is a disorder that occurs mainly in women and that also increases after the arrival of the first period.

There is a type of headache that begins 2 or 3 days before the menstruation drops or, conversely, 2 or 3 days after it ends, and is known as menstrual migraine. If the pain begins a week before the period, we will be, instead, facing one of the symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome.

Causes of menstrual migraine

Menstrual migraine is related to the decrease in estrogen levels the days before the arrival of the period, although its exact causes are not yet known. Approximately 60% of women link their menstrual cycle with headaches, so the link between migraine and hormonal changes is present.

As is logical, this type of migraine disappears when the woman reaches the end of her fertile cycle and reaches menopause.

How to reduce menstrual migraine

  • Tomatoes, nuts, green leafy vegetables, among other foods, contain Vitamin B3, which is very beneficial for relieving this type of pain. It is convenient that we follow a diet rich in this element on the days that coincide with the menstrual phase.
  • Eating foods with fiber will be beneficial since in most cases this type of pain occurs in constipated women.
  • Drinking purifying juices and foods will help us eliminate what our body does not need, such as toxins that increase the level of headache.
  • The infusion of dandelion has great strengthening power on the liver, thus alleviating pain caused by menstrual migraines while we cleanse our body.
  • Exercising once again is essential, especially if we do it outdoors, a simple walk will be enough to feel better and clearer.

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