02 Aug Treating Migraines with Bioidentical Hormones
If you are the victim of migraines, you know how much they can make you suffer. These debilitating headaches can force you to lay in bed for days at a time as darkness and quiet give you the only relief from the pounding in your head. Nausea and a sensitivity to light often go hand in hand with migraines, making it impossible to concentrate or carry on with your daily routine until the pain finally eases up its grip on you. Chronic migraines are even worse as you experience bouts with headaches at least 15 days out of the month. You need to find a solution for your pain to help you go on with your life. Bioidentical hormones can help.
How Can Bioidentical Hormones Treat Migraine Headaches?
Bioidentical hormones are hormones that mimic the hormones in your body. They are usually derived from plant sources, such as yams and soybeans. Because they have the same molecular structure as the hormones in your body, they are easily accepted by your system. Bioidentical hormones are typically used to make up for hormone deficiencies due to a decrease in testosterone, progesterone and estrogen. However, they have been found to be helpful when it comes to finding relief for migraines as well.
Finding Balance Within to Combat Migraines
While there are many factors that may cause the throbbing headaches that are known as migraines, hormonal fluctuations or imbalances may be a leading cause that can contribute to your pain. This is where bioidentical hormones come in. If your hormone levels are up and down or you have a significant decrease in hormones, it can wreak havoc on your body.
You may be one of those unlucky people who feel those changes when a migraine strikes. If hormones are to blame for your problem, our doctor can prescribe bioidentical hormone therapy. Once hormonal balance is achieved, you can find relief from your pain.
Getting Started with Bioidentical Hormone Treatments for Migraines
You need to see our doctor before you start bioidentical hormone treatments. Through a blood test or a saliva test, our medical professional can test your hormone levels. A full evaluation will help our physician to rule out any other factors that may be causing your headaches.
If test results pinpoint a problem with hormones, our doctor can prescribe bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. You may be able to use a patch, have pellets inserted beneath your skin, apply a cream or get injections. You and our physician can decide which option is best for you.
Learn More About Bioidentical Hormones and Migraines
Stop allowing migraines to control your life. Set up a consultation at the Women’s Care Center in Bakersfield to discuss the possibility of bioidentical hormone treatments for your migraines. You need to explore all of your options to free yourself from the severe pain brought on by migraines. With our doctor’s prescription and close monitoring, bioidentical hormones could finally help you to overcome your migraines. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.