The Gutsy Gynecologist™️ Show

#207: The Main Risk Factors That Cause Migraines with Dr. Rani Banik

February 27, 2024 Dr. Tabatha Season 5 Episode 207
The Gutsy Gynecologist™️ Show
#207: The Main Risk Factors That Cause Migraines with Dr. Rani Banik
Show Notes

Are you experiencing a headache or a migraine? Many women experience migraines throughout their lives, but certain factors that can increase the likelihood of migraines. So what can you do to prevent them?

Today, I’m thrilled to have Dr. Rani Banik back on the show. She joined me on episode 204 to discuss the biggest eye issues in women.  In this episode though, we are diving into the world of migraines and why people, especially perimenopausal and menopausal women, may be experiencing them!

You will hear:

  • What a migraine is, how it differs from a headache, and if this matters
  • The phases of a migraine
  • Risk factors of migraines, both genetic and lifestyle
  • Minimizing your risk of migraines
  • How your neurotransmitters interact with your gut health
  • The biggest factor that can play a role in if you experience migraines (hint: this is where perimenopause and menopause are key!)
  • And more!


More about Dr. Rani:
Dr. Rani Banik is a Board-certified Ophthalmologist, fellowship-trained Neuro-Ophthalmologist, and Functional Medicine expert. She is fully trained in ophthalmic surgery and Botox, and she has a special interest in treating Headache and Migraine. Dr. Banik manages a wide spectrum of conditions affecting vision, as well as the complex connections between the eye and brain. She applies principles of complementary and alternative medicine in conjunction with traditional medical approaches to treat chronic diseases affecting the visual system. She offers a unique approach to managing conditions such as dry eye, macular degeneration, blepharitis, migraine, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, thyroid eye disease, uveitis, and other autoimmune conditions.

Dr. Banik has thirteen years of training at some of the finest medical and eye institutes in the country. She graduated with a B.A with Honors and M.D. from Brown University. She trained in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, followed by Ophthalmology at the University of California, Irvine. She went on to pursue Neuro-Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins. She has served on full-time faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. Dr. Banik is founder of Envision Health NYC, a private practice based on the Upper East Side in New York City. She is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine. Dr. Banik has won many teaching awards and also serves as principal investigator for 5 multi-centered clinical trials in neuro-ophthalmology. 


Connect with Dr. Rani:
Dr. Rani’s Website: https://www.drranibanik.com/
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