Migraines

Hormone Therapy Institute

Orlandis Wells, MD

Hormone Replacement Therapy located in Henderson, NV

When frequent migraines make it difficult to do your job or enjoy a social life, you may have a hormone imbalance. At the Hormone Therapy Institute, Orlandis Wells, MD, offers innovative diagnostics to determine if your headaches are the result of hormone dysfunction. He provides custom hormone therapies to alleviate migraines and improve your overall quality of life. Schedule a consultation online at the Henderson, Nevada, clinic today or call to learn more about relieving migraines with hormone therapy.

Migraines Q & A

What is a migraine?

A migraine is a type of severe headache that causes throbbing pain, usually on one side of your head. This type of headache can also make you more sensitive to light and trigger episodes of persistent nausea and vomiting.

As a result of a migraine, you may also experience symptoms like:

  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Constipation
  • Loss of appetite

In some cases, hormone-related migraine headaches may cause you to crave chocolate, salt, or alcohol, which can influence your weight and overall health.

How does a hormone imbalance cause a migraine?

Fluctuating hormone levels during perimenopause, the time leading up to the end of your period, can be a primary factor in frequent migraine headaches. Typically, it is the imbalance of the estrogen hormone that triggers headaches.

Estrogen is responsible for controlling chemicals in your brain that influence pain sensations. As a result, you may experience migraine pain throughout your lifetime, during your menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and when taking oral birth control.

Men can also develop migraine headaches as the result of a hormone imbalance in their adrenal glands or if their body produces too much estrogen or testosterone.

What treatments are available for hormonal migraines?

Dr. Wells specializes in diagnosing the root cause of your migraine headaches. He can perform comprehensive testing to determine if hormone dysfunction is causing pain and related symptoms.

To address your imbalance, Dr. Wells creates a custom treatment plan to replenish low hormone levels. He may recommend hormone replacement therapy to alleviate migraine pain and reduce their frequency. If you’re already using hormonal birth control, Dr. Wells may make changes to your dosage.

Additionally, Dr. Wells can make lifestyle recommendations to reduce the occurrence of migraine headaches, including eating a healthy diet, staying hydrated, and being physically active. He may also suggest relaxation exercises to reduce your stress and the likelihood of future headaches.

How long until I see results from hormone therapy?

Every person responds differently to hormone therapy. Because your hormone imbalance didn’t happen overnight, restoring your health takes time.

As part of your custom treatment plan, Dr. Wells may try different hormones and dosages to find the one that works best for you. Once your hormones begin to balance out and remain steady, you may experience a noticeable reduction in the severity and occurrences of your migraine headaches.

To learn more about reducing painful migraine headaches, schedule a consultation with Dr. Wells using the online booking feature or call the Hormone Therapy Institute.

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