Gender and Migraine [electronic resource] / edited by Antoinette Maassen van den Brink, E. Anne MacGregor
- Headache, 2197-652X
- 1 Epidemiology of migraine in men and women -- 2 Cardiovascular risk of migraine in men and women -- 3 CNS comorbidities in men and women with migraine -- 4 Sex and gender-specific aspects of migraine treatment -- 5 Migraine and the use of combined hormonal contraception -- 6 Sex hormones and the cranial circulation -- 7 Sex hormones and CGRP -- 8 Clinical use of COCs in migraine without aura -- 9 Pregnancy and Headache -- 10 Transgender and Migraine.-.
- This book focuses on the influence of sex and gender in migraine, presenting new insights in basic science as well as their clinical relevance. As migraine is roughly three times more common in women than in men, and also highly depends on hormonal milestones - such as menarche, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause - particular attention is devoted to the role of female sex hormones in this disease. The first chapters present general data on gender-related differences in migraine such as epidemiology, comorbidities and related risks. Furthermore, while several chapters focus on the role of female sex hormones in migraine-triggering mechanisms at a basic scientific level (e.g. cranial circulation), ample attention is also paid to the clinical relevance of such mechanisms and to the best clinical treatment for migraine patients. As the first book entirely devoted to this topic, it will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in the fields of neurology, internal medicine, endocrinology, physiology and pharmacology.
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