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Why does the postdrome phase affect women differently than men?

The 2008 National Health Interview Survey found that women were more likely to suffer from migraine headaches and the postdrome phase than men. This is thought to occur because of changing hormone levels and higher levels of estrogen. Likewise, migraine headaches are often triggered in women at the time of their menstruation. Additionally, some medicines that affect estrogen levels in women, like hormonal birth control, can also lead to migraines.

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