Are Women more prone?
Women are three times more likely to suffer from migraine than men, say doctors. “It’s because the hormonal changes a women’s body goes through tend to trigger a migraine headache. This principally involves the sharp decline in estrogen, the release of prostaglandins, and a deficiency in magnesium during the menstrual cycle, “says gynaecologist Dr Rita Bakshi. “Migraines are also a common side effect of taking oral contraceptives and typically improve with continuous usage of oral contraceptives over time, “adds Dr Bakshi.