We all know that we as women are emotional. Whether it be that time of the month or our favorite chick flick, we know how and what makes us shed some tears. Are our high emotions at the root of our migraine problem? Or is there another factor that comes into play?
Women are constantly under stress and they deal with a lot all at once, but does all of our responsibilities cause migraines?
According to “Women’s Emotions Do Not Cause Their Migraines” an article by the New York Times’ Joanna Klein, “Neurologists are very clear that migraines are a real, debilitating medical condition related to temporary abnormal brain activity. The fact that they may be more common for some women during “that time of the month” has nothing to do with emotions.” Meaning our emotions are separate from the migraines we have from time to time.
We all have been fooled once our twice in our lives with knowledge that “seemed true”, but was inaccurate to begin with. Doctors may have told us wrongly, but what exactly causes the pain?
The article states “a chain of events which activate neurons in specific parts of brain and send out signals which other parts of the brain interpret as pain”. For this reason, we encounter pain when our hormones begin to change. However, this isn’t the full picture of why we get migraines.
All in all, it is our job to go to a doctor and get proper treatment for the pain we experience. We can no longer blame it on our nature as women, but seek help to become healthier.