15 doctors weighed in:

Who gets migraine headaches?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Anyone

Anyone can develop migraine headaches, but they are most common in people who have a family history of migraine.

In brief: Anyone

Anyone can develop migraine headaches, but they are most common in people who have a family history of migraine.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Migraines are common

Millions of people around the world get migraine headaches.
These are one of the most common causes of headaches. They are somewhat less common than tension headaches. In the U.S., it is felt between 15-30 million people have a migraine during the year, and the number may be higher. Some people have many migraine headaches, some people have few of them.

In brief: Migraines are common

Millions of people around the world get migraine headaches.
These are one of the most common causes of headaches. They are somewhat less common than tension headaches. In the U.S., it is felt between 15-30 million people have a migraine during the year, and the number may be higher. Some people have many migraine headaches, some people have few of them.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Anyone

Almost anyone can get them. Women more often than males.
While there are many causes, they are associated with prior orthodontic treatments. Medical and dental evaluation are indicated.

In brief: Anyone

Almost anyone can get them. Women more often than males.
While there are many causes, they are associated with prior orthodontic treatments. Medical and dental evaluation are indicated.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dr. Gary Lederman
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Migraine headaches are especially common in younger people. They are more common in women. They are common for people who sleep poorly, who are sensitive to certain foods, or to people undergoing stress. They may occur in people who have had orthodontic treatment or people who have not. Sometimes multiple family members have a history of migraine.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unpredictable

But seems to run in families and is associated with carsickness in childhood.

In brief: Unpredictable

But seems to run in families and is associated with carsickness in childhood.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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