Relationship between migraine or cluster headache in males and clinical symptoms of androgen deficiency


  • Men with migraine and cluster headache more commonly report symptoms of clinical androgen deficiency than males without headache disorder.

Why this matters

  • A limited number of studies of males with migraine have implicated a role for sex hormones in migraine and cluster headaches, but findings were conflicting.

  • Results of this study provide evidence that there may be a connection between androgen deficiency and migraine or cluster headaches in men, suggesting that healthcare providers should assess symptoms of androgen deficiency in males with headache disorders.