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Nurs Womens Health. 2012 Jun-Jul;16(3):247-50. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-486X.2012.01737.x.

Migraines and perimenopause: helping women in midlife manage and treat migraine.

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AMG Nurse-Midwifery Service at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA.


Migraine is more common in women than men, with lifetime prevalence rates between 15 percent and 26 percent for women. The World Health Organization ranks migraine as 12th among all causes of years lived with disability in women. This article reviews diagnostic criteria for migraine with and without aura, the impact of fluctuating hormones in perimenopause on the experience of migraine and medication and nonmedication approaches to managing migraine.

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