A recently published study suggests hormonal therapy safe for treating common symptoms of menopause. Experts from the Thomas Jefferson University, US have now found the therapy effective and safe for post-menopausal women with a migraine. Hormones have often not been prescribed for migraine sufferers because of the association between exogenous oestrogen use and an increased risk of stroke in women who have migraines. However, the study "brought further clarity to its safe use, especially in younger women (below 60) who are closer to the time of menopause (within 10 years of menopause)," said Peter F. Schnatz, from Thomas Jefferson University in the US.
The team analyzed data collected from close to 67,903 female participants to understand the link between a migraine and cardiovascular diseases as well as how menopausal women with a migraine respond to hormonal therapy. No association between a migraine and cardiovascular ailments was found.
A migraine is often described as a neurological condition that causes a headache that can vary in intensity. While medication may help provide relief, the condition has no cure for now. Natural ingredients can go a long way in tackling migraine. Sniffing essential oils may help. Sesame oil can also be used as a nasal drop. One of the simplest ways to tackle a migraine is by sipping on ginger tea. According to Ayurveda, migraine occurs due to Pitta dosha in the body. A mixture of powdered Shatavari (5 parts), Brahmi (4 parts), Jatamamsi (3 parts) and Musta (3 parts) can be consumed twice a day after meals with lukewarm warm to get relieved from a migraine.
Get in touch with your medical expert or a certified naturopath to learn more about how to manage a migraine naturally.