Why Women have More Headaches than Men

Studies show that on any day, about 16% of all adults are experiencing a headache. Headaches are quite a problem because the affect the way we function in the world around us. And the real kicker is that twice as many woman suffer from migraines and frequent headaches as men. Now, why would that be? Any woman will tell you it’s easily explained by stress and tension, and can probably give you an awful lot of reasons for that stress and tension. But that’s only part of the explanation. Hormonal changes appear to be part of it, as migraines increase for girls when they go through puberty, and the incidence of migraines decrease after menopause. Posture issues appear to play a part. And sleep deprivation, a known source of headaches, is higher in women. Read about the prevalence of headaches and what we can do to alleviate the problem at Today.  -via Digg

Source: neatorama

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