Despite being one of the more frequently noted triggers for migraine, estrogen and its role in the pathology of migraine is still unknown. This talk discusses the current understanding of the role of estrogen in the headache experience. We will start by touching on the clinical experience the field has gathered and then dig into the fledging science on the role of estrogen in the brain, periphery, and blood vessels, and the hypothesis on how these pathways and interactions might trigger the migraine. Meredith Barad, MD, discusses where we are now in the study of migraine in women.
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