Menopause and Headaches

For as many as 50 million people In North America, severe headaches can be completely debilitating and greatly interfere with an individual’s quality of life. For many women, headaches may go hand in hand with the hormonal fluctuations that come during pregnancy, menstrual periods or perimenopause. During the transition, when estrogen levels start dropping, a number of women, especially those with a history of headaches, experience an increase in the prevalence and/or intensity of headaches.


While common types of headaches include tension-type, cluster and migraine, the most severe and debilitating type of headache is the migraine. Statistically, one in five women suffer from migraines which can last from a few hours to a few days. Don't let headaches and pain prevent you from doing the things you love.


If you or a loved has recurrent or painful headaches, we invite you to join us for a special seminar in the Red Hot Mamas® lecture series. Neurologist Patrick Nicholson, MD will discuss causes and risk factors of headaches, other common forms of pain and talk about prevention and treatment options.


The Menopause and Headaches seminar will be held in the Pebble Creek Conference Room at the Portneuf Medical Center on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Doors open at 6:00 pm; the presentation begins at 6:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. To reserve a seat, visit or call 208-239-2033. To learn more about Portneuf’s upcoming seminars, including Red Hot Mamas®, be sure to like Portneuf Medical Center on Facebook.


The more knowledge and information you have about the menopause transition, the easier it will be to make important health decisions that can lessen the changes which sometimes occur due to menopause symptoms. The Red Hot Mamas® organization is a leading provider of information and support programs to women to help optimize their health at menopause and beyond.

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