Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
I have heard that women get migraine headaches more often than men. Is this true?
A: This is generally true because of the fluctuating nature of a woman’s hormonal system. The changing levels of hormones, especially estrogen and progesterone during the menstrual cycle, can cause more water retention and constriction of blood vessels, which in turn, causes headaches.
You may find these specially formulated Traditions of Tao products helpful for headaches and specifically those during menstruation: “Internal Cleanse”, “Women’s Wellness”, and “Menstruation”. Of course, discuss with your physician before beginning any new health regime.