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Estrogen and tension-type headache.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11560810     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The vast majority of people experience tension-type headache during their lifetimes. Boys experience tension-type headache slightly more than girls during preadolescent years. During adolescence and adult years, tension-type headache occurs more commonly in females. Tension-type headache changes in women occur in relation to gynecologic changes, including menses, pregnancy, and menopause. These changes are related to estrogen fluctuations. Estrogen fluctuations cause changes in neurochemicals important for pain signal transmission, including serotonin, gamma-aminobutyric acid, and enkephalins.
D A Marcus
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current pain and headache reports     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1531-3433     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Pain Headache Rep     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-09-18     Completed Date:  2001-12-04     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100970666     Medline TA:  Curr Pain Headache Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  449-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pain Evaluation and Treatment Institute, 4601 Baum Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Estrogens / metabolism*
Sex Factors
Tension-Type Headache / metabolism*,  therapy
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