REASONS WHY WOMEN HAVE HEADACHES
Here is an important video from Dr. Angelique Miller, D.C. to find out the cause of your headaches.
One of the biggest reasons why women get more headaches is hormone fluctuations. Estrogen is a hormone that has been closely linked to headaches, and this hormone is much more prevalent in women. It seems that levels of pain tend to vary based on a woman’s menstrual cycle, and that some pains feel most severe during the premenstrual period and during menses.
There’s also a phenomenon called cortical spreading depression (CSD) that is believed to cause headaches, and females may have a lower threshold for CSD compared to males. Another theory is that females have thicker gray matter in parts of the brain that manage pain processing, whereas other studies point to adverse childhood experiences and more exposure to physical abuse as reasons why women have more headaches.
Researchers have also found that women tend to experience stronger episodes of chronic pain that lasts longer than their male counterparts. This goes beyond pain in the head and extends to the neck, back, knee, and shoulder too. Other conditions, like fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and irritable bowel syndrome, are more common among women.
When several of these conditions occur simultaneously in the body, the pain can become unbearable and lead to psychological problems and permanent disability.
Your body is smart. It was designed to give you signals when it is off balance or the nervous system is not connecting well. With careful attention and finding the cause of the problem, we can start the recovery process and bring your body back to health.
Neuropathy is a common complication of a number of different medical conditions. It can involve the autonomic nerves, the motor nerves, and the sensory nerves. Sometimes a single nerve, or nerve set is affected, for example, in Bell’s Palsy, which affects a facial nerve.
Physical trauma, repetitive injury, infection, metabolic problems, and exposure to toxins and some drugs are all possible causes.
Did you know tat people with diabetes have a high risk of neuropathy?
It's important to pay attention to your body's signals. These symptoms are signs from your body and nervous system that need to be addressed to avoid further complications.
Are you experiencing these signs? What can they mean?
Tingling and numbness: Usually in the hands and feet. This is because the nerves at the extremities are most vulnerable to damage. Will most likely occur at night.
Loss of balance: Researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University recently published their findings on the link between peripheral neuropathy and balance. Researchers observed that patients suffering from neuropathy have a greater separation between the body’s center of mass and the center of pressure during movement. Muscle weakness, leading to unsteadiness and difficulty performing small movements, such as buttoning a shirt.
Lightheaded or dizzy: Neuropathy can also affect the muscles that help regulate blood pressure – rending them unable to expand or constrict to control the pressure. Especially when standing from a sitting postion.
Constipation: Nerve damage can disrupt normal digestive functions and slow the process by which the stomach is emptied.
Loss of ability to detect changes in heat and cold.
Extreme sensitivity to touch
What should you do if you experience these signs?
Contact the Nerve Health Institute as soon as you notice unusual tingling, weakness or pain in your hands or feet. Early diagnosis and treatment offer the best chance for controlling your symptoms and preventing further damage to your peripheral nerves.
It's all about the nerves and we address these issues by first checking your nerves for weaknesses and applying the technique of Quantum Neurology Rehabilitation, we can stimulate and awaken the weak connections from the nerves to the brain and start the recovery process. Treatments can vary from one to multiple visits but they are pain free, no surgery, and no medications involved. It is our speciality that gives hope to so many patients.
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