More than 30 million Americans are estimated to be suffering from migraines, with women four times as likely as men to experience this condition. The fluctuating female hormone levels may contribute to the high incidence of migraines in women. This problem typically occurs during puberty and, in many cases, disappears right after menopause.
Remarkable, proven, and state of the art solutions are now available in compounding pharmacy to treat migraines. American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by the focused and honest Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides innovative and advanced compounding solutions for migraines to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.
A migraine is an intense pulsating or throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head. It may sometimes be accompanied by nausea, vomiting and light sensitivity. A bout of migraine may last from about four to 72 hours. Family history, reduced levels of estrogen and progesterone, and low adrenal and thyroid function may contribute to the occurrence of migraines.
A decrease in hormonal levels may cause the blood vessels to spasm at the base of neck, resulting in a migraine. Serotonin and dopamine are brain chemicals whose imbalances may also have a role to play in migraines. Integrative pharmacy solutions such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can help to restore healthy and normal hormone levels, which may improve migraine condition in many patients.
One of the most common ways to diagnose migraines is by analyzing the symptoms that the patient may describe to the treatment provider during a consultation. Based on the patient’s feedback, the provider may order a thorough lab test analysis, including tests for mineral deficiencies such as magnesium, which are also known to induce migraines.
Treatment with BHRT
BHRT is one of the most effective and safe solutions to manage the fluctuation of estrogen and progesterone levels in women, which may be the underlying cause of migraines in some cases. Bioidentical hormones often proven to be more sustainable and effective compared to synthetic hormones because they can mimic the properties of natural hormones very closely.
Although BHRT is most used for women who suffer from hormone imbalances, it may also be used in case of some of the men who have hormonal fluctuations and suffer from migraines. BHRT is a popular treatment in compounding medicine to treat a variety of health conditions, including migraines.
Treatment with Botox
Botox injections may sometimes be combined with BHRT or administered independently to provide relief from migraines. The FDA has approved Botox for appropriate candidates who have failed to find relief from migraine with other treatments. The powerful neurotoxin in Botox can be injected in very small, controlled doses directly into the muscle which is causing the spasms.
The neurotoxin blocks the release of acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter), rendering the muscle unable to contract or spasm. Once the muscle goes into a relaxed state, it relieves the tension buildup, reducing the incidence of migraines. AIP provides both traditional and modern integrative pharmacy treatments, including online prescription refills, to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and from the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the Pacific.
American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Lomita, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Torrance and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.