Management of Menstrual Migraine Academic Article uri icon

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  • PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Migraine disease is a neurological brain disorder that has been associated with significant disability and socioeconomic burden affecting women three times more commonly than men. Menstrual migraine is a subclass of migraine disease affecting 42-61% of females living with migraine disease. Menstrual migraine is often far more disabling, of longer duration, and more resistant to treatment. It is crucial to gain a deeper understanding of the ongoing biological changes and have a current awareness of the management of this debilitating form of migraine disease to improve the quality of life of these females living with migraine disease. RECENT FINDINGS: In new treatment options such as devices and with large-scale genome-wide association studies in migraine, genes related to migraine are being identified. This article will review the current literature regarding the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and treatment of menstrual migraine.


  • Ansari, Tasjeel
  • Lagman-Bartolome, Ana Marissa
  • Monsour, Danny
  • Lay, Christine

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  • October 2020