Imbalances in the thyroid are linked to numerous conditions, including migraines.Of all of the thyroid conditions, hypothyroidism is most frequently associated with migraine complications. The symptoms include cold, dry skin, irregular cycles, weight gain, slow heart rate, and constipation.Other thyroid conditions, such as Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, also may cause migraine as well.
Structural migraines are linked to various localized pain in different structural parts of the head.
Common structural conditions include:
Neck pain and shoulder tension
“Back of the head” headaches
Chronic position stress
Shoulder and upper back strain
Adrenals are tiny organs that sit on top of your kidneys. They are part of the endocrine system and regulate stress, metabolism, and a variety of other functions.
Cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone, or simply DHEA, are stress hormones produced by the adrenals. Chronic stress causes the adrenal glands to produce excess levels of cortisol and DHEA and can lead to exhaustion of the adrenal glands. DHEA is perhaps the most abundant steroid hormone in the body, so its decrease in level can be detrimental to overall well-being.
Glucotoxicity is a condition in which the blood sugar levels remain high for prolonged periods.
Glucotoxicity indicators include:
Risk of insulin resistance
Symptoms of metabolic syndrome
More frequent headaches
Neurodegeneration (increased risk of Alzheimer’s)
However, if one’s blood sugar levels stay consistently too low, frequent headaches may occur, especially late afternoon, late morning, or sometimes even overnight.
Migraines related to reproductive hormone imbalances are more common among women due to the predominance of estrogen-related complications.
The fluctuation of estrogen, specifically plummeting levels, is most often associated with ovulation, menstruation, the postpartum period, and perimenopause.The hormone progesterone also has some effect, but estrogen is often a stronger contributor.
Environmental toxicity can be as a result that we are constantly exposed to various toxins. Some of the most common toxins are the environmental toxicants which include pathogens such as mold, organic toxins such as fungicides, chemicals, and pesticides, and heavy metals such as mercury, arsenic, cadmium, and lead. Envrio-Sensitivity to wi-fi or other EMF's can also be a trigger.