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Are migraines hereditary?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Appears to be
There seems to be a strong hereditary link to certain types of migraines.

In brief: Appears to be
There seems to be a strong hereditary link to certain types of migraines.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Kamer Tezcan
Clinical Genetics
In brief: Some are.
As genetic knowledge advances the basic genetic defect of many medical conditions are identified.
Migraines are one of them. The gene defects of some migraine disorders are within the category of "ion channel defects" . The genetic knowledge also showed that migraines are related to seizure disorders. It is therefore sometimes seizure medications are used to treat migraines.

In brief: Some are.
As genetic knowledge advances the basic genetic defect of many medical conditions are identified.
Migraines are one of them. The gene defects of some migraine disorders are within the category of "ion channel defects" . The genetic knowledge also showed that migraines are related to seizure disorders. It is therefore sometimes seizure medications are used to treat migraines.
Dr. Kamer Tezcan
Dr. Kamer Tezcan
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