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What puts me at risk for migraines?

Avatar Dr. Kyle Bickel Jun 21, 2019

The risk factors for migraine are typically: being of childbearing years, being female, obviously (since 75% of the people that have migraines are women), genetics – if you have two parents that have migraines, you have a 60% chance of getting migraines. If you have one parent, I think it goes down to about 40%. But again, it may or may not actually occur – something has to turn it on. If you have some sort of trauma, neck or head injury, the risks increase. Although that’s not necessarily 100% – it kind of depends. Decreased sleep can sometimes turn on migraines as well. Lifestyle habits, such as not drinking or eating consistently.

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