Home > Medical > Headache and migraine Headache and migraine Allergies increase migraine frequency Allergies and hay fever may increase the number and severity of migraine headaches, according to a new study. Allergies make migraines worse Some migraine treatments harmful and unnecessary Migraines raise risk of suicidal thoughts Lower income linked to migraines See All Headache and migraine News » Headache and migraine Overview Headache Migraine triggers Migraine Migraines in pregnancy What is Headache and migraine? Headaches are four times more prevalent in women and often linked to hormonal fluctuations. The frequency and severity of headaches declines with advancing years. Migraines are more common in adult women than in men, often occurring just before or during menstrual periods and usually waning after menopause. A migraine sufferer usually has his or her first attack between the ages of 19 and 30 years. People with primary headache, such as tension-type, migraine or cluster headache will usually have a normal physical examination. Keeping a headache diary may help to identify headache triggers, and is also useful for evaluating the effectiveness of treatment. Symptoms of a migraine include intense, throbbing pain in the forehead, temple, ear, jaw or even around the eye. Take Action Ask Headache Expert » Quiz Are you eating to control headaches? » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Could you be using the wrong painkillers? » Headaches: all you need to know 6 migraine-busting foods advertisement About headache Migraine Headache Interesting headache facts Using the wrong painkillers? See All About headache » FAQs Do women get headaches more often than men do? How does a doctor find out if something more serious is wrong? Is a tendency to get headaches hereditary? What are the common symptoms of a migraine? See All FAQs » Headaches and sex Sex headaches turn pleasure to pain Stress, tiredness increase risk of sex headaches See All Headaches and sex » Is it migraine? New international studies in SA More on migraine Headache? Or migraine misery? See All Is it migraine? » Migraine triggers PTSD common in migraine sufferers Blinding migraine? Overweight people more prone to chronic headaches Migraine triggers See All Migraine triggers » Treatment options Headache remedies for winter Ethical approval for bloodless surgery Acupuncture eases migraines Homeopathic remedies for headaches See All Treatment options » Dealing with migraine Migraine test to help reduce absenteeism and insurance claims Quick migraine facts Migraines in pregnancy Migraines take toll on family life See All Dealing with migraine » General headache issues 20 headache facts No more PC headaches How to handle Ramadan headaches Holiday hangover remedies See All General headache issues » Health tips Bust those cluster headaches Centrum tip - How to prevent migraines Centrum tip – Breathe that headache away Centrum tip – Thwart throbbing headaches See All Health tips » Kids and headache When exams become a headache Make exams less painful Brain freeze Depression-migraine link See All Kids and headache » Tools Are you eating correctly to control headaches? See All Tools » Types of headache Tension headaches Trigeminal Neuralgia Cluster headache Traumatic Brain Injury See All Types of headache » From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.