17 Aug Sarasota Migraine Center
Migraines and other types of headache — such as tension headache and sinus headache — are painful and can rob you of your quality of life. Migraine symptoms in most Sarasota sufferers include a pounding headache, nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light. Headache remedies include various types of pain relievers. Migraine treatments may also include anti-nausea drugs and medications to prevent or stop headaches.
Scientists have identified the first-ever genetic risk factor for common migraines. People who have a specific change, or variation, in a section of DNA that helps control a brain chemical called glutamate have a significantly greater risk of developing migraines, researchers report in a recent issue of Nature Genetics.
The landmark achievement marks a significant step toward understanding the mysteries of migraines and could help pave the way for the development of new treatments for preventing the debilitating headaches.
The discovery is based on genetic data from more than 50,000 Europeans. A team of international researchers compared genetic data from migraine patients to people who did not have migraines. They found that patients with a variation on chromosome 8 between two genes called PGCP and MTDH/AEG-1 were significantly more likely to develop common migraines.
Researchers had previously linked genetic mutations to rare and extreme forms of migraine, but this is the first time they have identified one that leads to common forms of the headaches.
So the saying “It runs in some families” could be true after all.
If your are suffering from migraines, come to the Advanced Wellness Center of Sarasota for help. We have a wide variety of non pharmaceutical methods of treating and curing migraine headaches.