Can low iron affect your period?

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Can low iron affect your period?

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answered 3 days ago by Cathy21 (27,000 points)
Having low iron can sometimes affect your period.

Low iron is known as anemia and sometimes heavy periods can be caused by low iron or anemia so you may need to get your iron level increased.

Hormonal headaches can be stopped by increasing your estrogen levels by consuming foods high in estrogen, taking estrogen supplements etc.

Hormonal headaches most commonly occur in females on their period due to low estrogen levels and by increasing those estrogen levels your hormonal headaches should stop.

The best natural remedy for menstrual migraines is to consume some black cohosh.

Black Cohosh is black bugbane, black snakeroot, or fairy candle which is a species of flowering plant of the family Ranunculaceae.

The black cohosh can increase your estrogen levels and even taking estrogen supplements can help get rid of and prevent menstrual migraines.

You can also eat foods high in estrogen such as sesame seeds, Flax Seeds, Linseeds, Garlic, Soy beans, Tofu and Hummus.

The best way to treat menstrual migraines is to take estrogen pills to increase your estrogen levels and also apply a cool or warm compress to your forehead and take some aspirin.

To prevent menstrual migraines you can take some estrogen pills to increase your estrogen levels.

The estrogen levels drop when you're menstruating and on your period so to keep the menstrual migraines from occurring you need to increase your bodies estrogen levels.

The symptoms of menstrual migraines are throbbing pain that occurs on one side of the head, Aura before the headache, vomiting, nausea and sensitivity to light and sound.

A headache can mean that your period is coming.

When you're on your period and menstruating your estrogen levels can drop and cause a headache as well as fainting spells, dizziness etc.

This is all normal and usually nothing to worry about.

Periods and menstruating can cause you to experience headaches and dizziness and it's normal and usually nothing to worry about unless the headache and dizziness gets worse or does not go away.

Also periods and menstruating can sometimes make you faint.

It's normal to faint sometimes when on your period as well as have a headache known as a menstrual migraine.

It's very normal to experience migraines while on your period and menstruating as your hormones are changing.

The headache during a menstruating cycle is known as a menstrual migraine and is normal  and usually goes away on it's own but you can apply a cool compress to your forehead or take some aspirin to help with the migraine and headache when menstruating.

Most menstrual migraines start before a period begins and last until the third day of menses.

When you have menstrual migraines or period headaches you can help relieve the pain of the menstrual migraine by taking some pain reliever such as Aleve or Aspirin.

When I have a menstrual migraine I take some Aspirin and within a few hours of taking the Aspirin the migraine typically goes away.

If you wait it out it can take a week or two weeks for the menstrual migraine to fully go away.

But taking the aspirin can help relieve the headache much faster.

If the menstrual headache does not go away within a week or so or gets worse then see a doctor about it.

However most menstrual headaches as well as other headaches are just painful and nothing to worry about.

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