Understanding Causes

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Key Questions

  • What causes migraine? (i.e. combination of both genetic and environmental factors)
  • What do we know about the genetic factors (combination of different genes – except in some types of FHM) no single gene responsible. 
  • What are some examples of environmental factors?
  • How can siblings or one twin have migraine where one does and the other does not? 
  • Can a severe virus trigger migraine?
  • Is COVID-19 known to cause or trigger migraine?
  • Can concussion, TBI or whiplash cause migraine?
  • Can non-physical trauma or abuse cause migraine? 
  • Are there any other common types of causes that can initiate migraine? (eg. surgery, car accident, hormones)

 


 

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Alan Rapoport, MD

Immediate Past President, The International Headache Society
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dr. Alan M. Rapoport is a Clinical Professor of Neurology at The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, where he teaches medical students, neurology residents and fellows.

He is a Past President of the International Headache Society (IHS) and the founder and Director-Emeritus of The New England Center for Headache, in Stamford, Connecticut. Board-certified in Neurology and Headache Medicine, he has co-authored more than 350 articles, chapters and posters on headache and other neurological diseases.

He is an editor of Headache, CNS Drugs and Editor in Chief of Neurology Reviews. He reviews for many peer-reviewed journals such as Cephalalgia, Neurology, New England Journal of Medicine and Headache.

He has co-authored nine books on headache for patients, physicians, and nurses with Drs. Fred Sheftell and Stewart Tepper.

He is the Co-Founder, with Dr. Rob Cowan, and CEO of BonTriage, an IT company in Silicon Valley, California, dedicated to helping patients and doctors around the globe by collecting detailed patient histories on line and linking with an app that monitors patient progress and outcomes.

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