Menopause & Migraines

Menopause & Migraines

Middle-aged women facing migraines, hot flashes, and night sweats often worry about increased cardiovascular risks linked to menopause, but recent studies in menopause suggest that most may not need to worry as much, especially if they lack both migraines and persistent vasomotor symptoms. Instead, they should focus on addressing other cardiovascular risk factors through better sleep, exercise, diet, quitting smoking, and managing blood pressure, sugar levels, cholesterol, and weight. However, women experiencing both migraines and persistent vasomotor symptoms face heightened cardiovascular risks, emphasizing the importance of prevention and early symptom management. Young women with migraines may be at risk for long-term menopause-related symptoms later in life, highlighting the need for early intervention. The studies draw from a long-term analysis of over 1,900 women, offering valuable insights into the factors influencing health before and during menopause and emphasizing the controllable nature of many risk factors through lifestyle changes and proper medical management.


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Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.