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Headaches in Perimenopause, Menopause & Postmenopause
Protocols for Specific Menopause Symptoms
Menopause associated headaches have been observed in deficient a function of estrogen, progesterone or testosterone. While the decreased function of any of these hormones may trigger or increase headaches, the mechanisms by which these headaches are precipitated may vary. Restoring optimal hormone function, as indicated, is an affective means of decreasing menopause associated headaches. Enhancing hormone function requires first & foremost healthy lifestyle and dietary habits as discussed in the Hormone Health Guidelines. Those guidelines are also important to decrease poor function of blood sugar due to poor function of insulin, which is another hormone related cause of headaches in menopause. In most cases, women who experience cold extremities associated with menopause also experience other symptoms, which you can analyze with the Menopause Type® Questionnaire.

Treat the Hormonal Cause
This protocol is designed to be personalized based on specific needs of each person. Addressing the specific underlying cause of headaches is can more easily be addressed by paying attention to other symptoms you have. Phytotherapies can support the normal function of hormone producing glands, and improve the function of the tissues that respond to hormones. Other symptoms can reveal which hormone is not working properly, and which phytotherapeutic formulation can be used for headaches, as discussed below, and indicated in the following table:

Headache as Main Symptom in Menopause

Decreased Estrogen Function:
With either fluctuations of estrogens, or consistently low estrogen function, an increased incidence of vasomotor instability may be contributory to various forms of headaches. When there are other signs of vasomotor instability, such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, or sleep disruption, choose EstroMend™. When there is suboptimal estrogen function, the mechanism of action appears to be due to vasomotor instability. This formulation can restore normal function of estrogens sensitive tissues, and decrease vasomotor symptoms, which can affectively decrease headache occurrences due to vasomotor dysfunction. See more information, including references, on EstroMend™. Use customized dosage guidelines to personalize this protocol for your specific needs.

Decreased Progesterone Function:
The increased inflammation and spasms that often accompany decreased progesterone function may be a cause. When there are other signs of inflammation, such as spasms, aches and pain, choose ProgestoMend™. Suboptimal progesterone function associated with increased headaches is most likely due to the global increase in inflammation seen with low progesterone function. This formulation can restore normal progesterone function and provide anti-inflammatory support. See more information, including references, on ProgestoMend™. Use customized dosage guidelines to personalize this protocol for your specific needs.

Decreased Testosterone Function:
There is often a mild vasomotor response and unexplained headache associated with low testosterone function. When there are other signs of low testosterone, such as fatigue, muscle pain and low libido choose TestoGain™. In women, decrease testosterone function is associated with increased headaches. Though the mechanism is elusive at present, it may be due to the ability of low testosterone function to precipitate vasomotor symptoms. This formulation should be considered if there are any other signs of decreased testosterone function. See more Information, including references, on Testo-Gain™. Use customized dosage guidelines to personalize this protocol for your specific needs.

Blood Sugar Disorders
Feelings of fatigue, anxiety, or any other symptoms that worsen after a meal suggest that there is an unhealthy shift of blood sugar levels. Though blood sugar disorders (dysglycemias) can range from low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) to high blood sugar (hyperglycemia & diabetes), all forms of blood sugar disorder should be treated seriously. The drop in blood sugar after eating is often a predecessor to insulin resistance, which eventually results to diabetes. Glucobrium, should be used if headaches occurs in any relationship to eating, especially if there are blood sugar disorders in family. Use customized dosage guidelines to personalize this protocol for your specific needs.

This protocol should be personalized.

Also Review:
Hormone Health Guidelines
Protocols for the 12 Menopause Types® & for Specific Menopause Symptoms
Phytocrine™ & Phytotherapeutic Management of Endocrine Dysfunction

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Other Symptoms

Hormone

Formulation

other signs of vasomotor instability, such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, or sleep disruption,

estrogens

EstroMend

other signs of inflammation, such as spasms, aches and pain,

progesterone

ProgestoMend

other signs of low testosterone, such as fatigue, muscle pain and low libido

testosterone

TestoGain

fatigue, anxiety, or any other symptoms that worsen after a meal, or if a meal is skipped

Insulin & blood sugar

Glucobrium

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