Epilepsy and migraine one thing in common: genes

Scientists from Columbia University conducted a study and revealed an interesting pattern: in the presence of close relatives with epilepsy, there is a high likelihood that the person will be prone to migraine attacks. Scientists came to this conclusion after analyzing 500 families, each with 2 or 3 people were sick with epilepsy, according to BBC.

Based on the results of this study, the researchers concluded that between migraine and epilepsy is the link, and in this case those were genes. It has already been shown that epileptics are more prone to headaches than people not suffering from this disease. But then about genes, the scientists did not say a word.

Thus, the results of recent research it can be stated that if the family has 2-3 or more relatives who may be susceptible to epileptic seizures, this fact increases the likelihood of classic migraine is more than 2 times. In migraine with aura, the person suffers from severe headaches until he lost consciousness, its flow is accompanied by a bright light flashes before the eyes, numbness of the face and speech problems.

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In the research work, the researchers used information on genes, obtained from 27 centers in Canada, USA, Australia, Argentina and New Zealand. Experts hope to develop new approaches in the treatment of epilepsy and migraine, based on the results of the study.

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