Will your relatives' health problems be passed on to you and your children?

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Will your relatives' health problems be passed on to you and your children?

Post by Tee on Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:26 pm

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As many as eight million Britons are thought to suffer from migraines, with varying degrees of severity and frequency.

YOUR RISK: First-degree relatives (ie. a child or sibling) of someone diagnosed with migraine without visual disturbances (aura) are 1.9 times more likely to suffer.

For migraine with aura, the genetic link is less — an increased risk of 1.4 times. There is no way of reducing an inherited risk of migraine, but you should be vigilant for possible triggers.

The children’s uncle Mark and great-aunt Maeve both suffer from migraine, although they are from different sides of the family.

‘It’s possible to inherit a genetic predisposition to migraine, but even if you do, there’s no guarantee you’ll suffer from it,’ says Susan Haydon, of The Migraine Trust.

‘Environmental factors such as stress, hormones and dehydration are common triggers.’


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2034057/Killers-lurking-family-tree-Will-relatives-health-problems-passed-children.html#ixzz1XGFWfprE

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