Did you know women are more susceptible to migraines than men? Nearly 28 million women in the US suffer from migraines. Fluctuating estrogen levels, pregnancies, and other lifestyle factors can trigger headaches and migraines in women. Migraines are one of the world’s most common health conditions yet it can be very hard to treat since the triggers and affects are different for every sufferer. Thankfully treatments have come a long way in recent years.
Dr. Fred Cohen is one of the few headache specialists in the country trained in both Internal Medicine and Headache Medicine. As a life-long migraine sufferer himself, Dr. Cohen’s research interests include treatments for chronic migraine and evaluating the epidemiology, burden and impact of migraines to help the 37 million of Americans who suffer from them.
Join Lauren and Dr. Cohen as they discuss: what a migraine is and what it isn’t; the symptoms of migraines; why women are more susceptible to migraines than men; how menopause can bring on migraines; treatments to alleviate headaches and migraines in women; what can trigger a headache or migraine; tips to prevent migraines; the economic impact of migraines and so much more.