Ailments & Conditions

Ten Vestibular Migraine Triggers You Should Know

Hormonal Changes

Hormonal changes are one of the most common causes of vestibular migraine and other types of migraine. They often happen during hormone therapy or menstruation. More specifically, scientists have found that estrogen is the main hormone linked to vestibular migraine. When levels of this component go up or down, it may lead to changes in inflammatory markers and blood pressure. Both effects are believed to cause migraine attacks and affect headache patterns. Fortunately, migraines related to menstrual changes can be improved with many options, such as ice packs, biofeedback, relaxation exercises, OTC painkillers, acupuncture, or prescription medications. [1]