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Are child migraines heritable?

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About seven out of 10 kids who have migraines have a mom, dad, or sibling with a history of them. Similar things -- like fatigue, bright lights, and changes in weather -- might even trigger their headaches.

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic.

National Reye's Syndrome Foundation.

National Headache Foundation: “Children’s Headache Disorders.”

American Migraine Foundation: “Migraine in Children.”

HealthyChildren: “Natural Therapies for Children with Chronic Headaches,” “Headaches: When to Call the Pediatrician.”

UpToDate: “Patient Education: Headache in Children (Beyond the Basics).”

Migraine Research Foundation: “Migraine in Women.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 16, 2019

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic.

National Reye's Syndrome Foundation.

National Headache Foundation: “Children’s Headache Disorders.”

American Migraine Foundation: “Migraine in Children.”

HealthyChildren: “Natural Therapies for Children with Chronic Headaches,” “Headaches: When to Call the Pediatrician.”

UpToDate: “Patient Education: Headache in Children (Beyond the Basics).”

Migraine Research Foundation: “Migraine in Women.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 16, 2019

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