During the later stages of perimenopause, i.e. the period of a woman’s life shortly before the occurrence of the menopause, the risk of headache becomes increased as the level of estrogen becomes reduced.
As posited by the lead author of the study, Professor Vincent Martin of the University of Ohio
“The risk for high frequency headache, or more than 10 days with headache per month, increased by 60 percent in middle-aged women with migraine during the perimenopause – the transitional period into menopause marked by irregular menstrual cycles – as compared to normally cycling women,”
Another erudite scholar Professor Richard Lipton from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in US added that: “Changes in female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone that occur during the perimenopause might trigger increased headaches during this time,”
Several women participated in the study and so it was not an isolated research. A group of 3,664 won between the age of 35-65 were identified to having migraine during their menopause years.
However, a kind of hormonal therapy for women approaching menopause has been introduce and this helps to reduce the headache characterized with that period of their life.