Answers to Common Headache Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about headaches.

Is there is a genetic component to migraines?

Dr. Richard Kim discusses the genetics of migraines. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

Is there is a genetic component to migraines?

So there is a large genetic component to migraines. It does run in families. About 80 percent of people with migraines do report a family history of migraine, and there are genes that have been identified that are associated with migraine as well.

 

There is a large genetic component to migraines. Migraines do run in families. About 80 percent of people with migraines do report a family history of migraine. Genes associated with migraines have also been identified.

Source: Richard Kim, MD, The Clinical Neuroscience Institute; Aaron Block, MD, Franklin Family Practice

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