Possible Genetic Link Between Epilepsy, Migraine

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Possible Genetic Link Between Epilepsy, Migraine
Wed, 01-09-2013 - 9:51am

Do you have relatives with a seizure disorder? It may suggest you are at risk for migraines. According to Health Day News, "Migraines and epilepsy may share some of the same genetic roots, a new study suggests.

Columbia University researchers report they found that people with a strong family history of seizure disorders are at much greater risk for migraines with aura, or migraines accompanied by other symptoms, such as blind spots or flashing lights. They noted their findings have significant implications for people with epilepsy since coexisting conditions, also known as comorbidities, can affect patients' quality of life and treatment success." MORE

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