×

Why Women Get Migraines — and What You Can Do

May 21, 2020

Women experience migraine much more often than men. But did you know that women also may experience migraine symptoms more intensely?

“Women are more likely to experience longer and more intense migraine attacks, report more migraine-associated symptoms – including nausea, visual aura, blurred vision, photophobia, and phonophobia – and have higher levels of migraine-related disability (e.g., requiring bed rest with attacks, reduced productivity at school or work),” explains an article in Practical Pain Management.

Migraine is most common among women between the ages of 18 and 44: prime years for women to pursue education, careers and families. The days lost to migraine pain are days you can never get back.

Why do women get migraines more often, and more severely, than men? The answer’s not yet known. Hormones are a likely influence, but “migraine is not a hormonal disorder,” emphasizes Michael Oshinsky, program director of pain and migraine at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at NIH. “That’s a mistake. Think of it as a very diverse disorder. Each patient has to be diagnosed with her own criteria.”

How to Take Control of Your Migraines — and Your Health

The week after Mother’s Day is National Women’s Health Week, an event that encourages women of all ages to take steps toward better physical and mental health. If migraine pain is constricting your life, now’s the time to take action so you can live pain free.

The first step is to see your doctor or a specialist, like a neurologist, if you haven’t already. It can be helpful to bring a headache diary in which you’ve recorded your attacks, symptoms and triggers. Your neurologist can discuss treatment options you haven’t considered, including CEFALY DUAL.

CEFALY DUAL is unique because it’s an FDA Cleared (prescription required), non-invasive medical device that works to treat and prevent migraine.

  • ACUTE, a 60-minute program for acute migraine relief, influences the trigeminal nerve to block pain signals from getting through.
  • PREVENT, a less intense program that’s used for 20 minutes each day, desensitizes the nerve over time to reduce the number of migraine days.

Because the experience of migraine can be so different from person to person, many women try different combinations of treatments until they find the one that works best for them. CEFALY DUAL is drug-free and has minimal, mild side effects, so it can be used in conjunction with other migraine remedies.

Don’t lose any more days to migraine.

Reclaim your life, and try CEFALY DUAL risk free for 60 days. If you’re not satisfied with the results, simply return the device and accessories for a refund. Read our return policy.

Ready to experience migraine relief with CEFALY DUAL?

Get a prescription from your doctor (Rx required in U.S. only) and order online. Shop now.

Reviewed by: Deena E. Kuruvilla, MD, a board-certified neurologist and the director of the Westport Headache Institute, where she employs a holistic biopsychosocial approach to diagnosis and treatment. She held clinical appointments at the Yale University School of Medicine prior to starting her own practice and has authored many articles, book chapters, and research publications.

Latest Posts

Read More

Are You Using CEFALY Dual Correctly?

We designed CEFALY DUAL to be easy to use. Still, it can take a little time to get the hang of using your CEFALY DUAL correctly...

Read More

CEFALY Technology Introduces Upgrade Program, Extends...

CEFALY announced the introduction of its upgrade program, allowing customers to trade in their existing device for a credit tow...

Read More

The Best Diets for Migraine

What Are the Best Diets for Migraine? Keto, Charleston, Heal Your Headache and gluten-free: These are all popular eating plans ...