Migraine in Women: What Specificities? A ReviewBoubacar S1*, Seck LB1, Assadeck H2, Diallo IM1, Cisse O1, Ntenga P1, Adji DB3, Diagne NS1, Maiga DD4, Adehossi EO2,3, Maiga Y5, Touré K1, Ndiaye M1, Diop AG1 and Ndiaye MM1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Boubacar S
Department of Neurology
Fann National Teaching Hospital
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Received date: December 26, 2016; Accepted date: December 30, 2016; Published date: January 20, 2017
Citation: Boubacar S, Seck LB, Assadeck H, Diallo IM, Cisse O, et al. (2017) Migraine in Women: What Specificities? A Review. J Women's Health Care 6:349. doi: 10.4172/2167-0420.1000349
Copyright: © 2017 Boubacar S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The migraine is a chronic neurological disease that affects 10 to 12% of the population, with a clear preponderance females and this from puberty. The women report a longer attack duration. Presence and severity of associated symptoms, such as photophobia, phonophobia, nausea, vomiting, and cutaneous allodynia are more prevalent in women. Some clinical forms are well described as catamenial migraine. Several comorbidities have been described in migraine women. Among these diseases associated with migraine: vascular diseases, asthma, allergies, epilepsy, restless legs syndrome, and various chronic pain syndromes and psychiatric disorders. Treatment of migraine in women raises the difficulty of managing seizures and during pregnancy and the period of menstruation. The therapeutic difference mainly concerns menstrual migraine. In women with migraine, it is therefore recommended to be particularly attentive to comorbidities, the presence of which significantly increases the risk of arterial vascular events. Migraine is very common with a particular impact on the quality of life of women. These various specificities and their evolution over time must lead to continuous training of general practitioners, other specialists in women's health including gynecologists in order to reduce the morbidity of the disease by better prevention of crises through the harmonization of research by scientific societies from different continents.