For many people, the onset of migraines begins around the time of puberty, and the frequency of occurrence adheres to a rather predictable pattern throughout a person's life. Others may not be affected by migraines until they are in their twenties; still others may not start having migraines until past the age of 40.
Women have additional conditions that can initiate the onset and progression of migraines, including menstrual cycles, taking birth control pills, post-pregnancy, and post-hysterectomy. Migraine patterns in both men and women can also be affected by adding hormones, often through hormone replacement therapy (HRT), to their bodies as the added hormones tend to change the natural balance and rhythms of life.
The age of a person is one of the major factors affecting migraines. As mentioned earlier most migraines start at the age of puberty, become rather predictable between the ages of 20 to 35, and then sometime around the age of 40 (give or take a few years) worsen in intensity, duration, and frequency regardless of sex or earlier life patterns. As this progression continues, the pattern may transform into one of chronic daily migraines. Migraines generally subside once a person has reached full menopause or what many refer to as "having gone through menopause."
Tuliv Migraine Research may have been one of the first to identify the relationship between the secretions from the pituitary gland and the occurrences of migraines in both episodic migraines and major pattern shifts. The pituitary gland controls the onset of puberty, monthly menstrual cycles, pregnancy, sexual functions, and eventually perimenopause and menopause stages of life. The secretions from this gland control the production of certain types of hormones that cause a reaction that ultimately produces a chemical called calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) that has been linked to the initiation a migraine attack.
It was this discovery of the relationship between the pituitary gland and the production of CGRP that was the premises that led to the development of the first migraine prevention formula that addresses the natural cause of migraines - Tuliv Migraine Defense. (See update on how drug companies are now working to match Migraine Defense)
It is important to note here that there is no evidence of anything being wrong with the pituitary gland that would cause a migraine; rather, we are simply saying that there is a relationship between the secretions from the pituitary gland and the occurrence of migraines. By studying the role of the glands of the endocrine system in relationship to the occurrence of migraines, it appears that many of the mysteries of migraines can be solved.
For more information, please see the Natural Cause of Migraines.
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