Health Risks Migraine

Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Migraine is

Normal
Low
Normal
High

What does this mean?

 Your genotypes indicate that you have a typical risk for migraine. Maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent migraine.

How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?

Your genetic risk assessment is

6.79

This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Migraine.

Genes
Your Genotype
What it means?
Genes: PRDM16
Your Genotype: CT
What it means? Increased risk
Genes: LRP1
Your Genotype: TT
What it means? Typical
Genes: MTHFR
Your Genotype: CT
What it means? Slight increased risk of migraine
Genes: TRPM8
Your Genotype: CC
What it means? Typical
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Limitations

This report does not diagnose any health conditions or provide medical advice. This should not be used as a diagnostic tool.
This result is limited to existing scientific research.
Please consult with a healthcare professional before making any major lifestyle changes or if you have any other concerns about your results.

What is Migraine?

Migraine is the most common disabling neurological disorder. It is characterised by sudden, strong pounding headaches. Migraine can greatly affect everyday life. Some people have migraines occasionally, while others have them several days every month. The symptoms and severity of this condition may vary from one individual to another. Migraine frequently starts at childhood, particularly around puberty, and affects women more than men (3:1 female-to-male ratio). Migraine tends to run in families and, as such, is considered a genetic disorder.

How It Affects Your Body

According to research, migraine occurs because of the excitability of the brain cells. This is caused by the chemical substance known as hormone, which is used between cells for communication purposes. Some of these chemicals trigger the narrowing of blood vessels throughout the body, such as serotonin or estrogen (in women only) hormones. Therefore, an imbalance of one of these hormones could result in migraines.

How does migraine affect your body?

According to research, migraine occurs because of the excitability of the brain cells. This is caused by the chemical substance known as hormone, used between cells for communication purposes. Some of these chemicals trigger narrowing of the blood vessels throughout the body such as serotonin or estrogen (in women only) hormones. Therefore, an imbalance of one of these hormones could result in migraines.

Symptoms

Risk Factors Can Influence The Risk of Developing Migraine

Genetics are NOT the only risk factor for Migraine.
Migraine is believed to be caused by a combination of environmental, genetic and lifestyle factors. Now that you have learnt about your genetic risk, you can determine how aggressively you need to make lifestyle changes to reduce your risk.
The earlier in your life that you commit to living a healthy lifestyle, the more you can reduce your risk for or delay the development of Migraine.

Risk Factors

Sleep

Insufficient rest and proper sleep throughout the night can increase the risk of a person getting migraine.

Obesity

Change of weight from normal to obese will increase risk of one having a migraine.

Medication

Certain medications like naproxen, aspirin, acetaminophen, sleeping pills, ibuprofen, triptans, and etc can contribute to migraine.

Stress

Stressful lifestyle and events triggers

Psychiatric comorbidities

Depression, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorder, panic attack, psychological drug dependence are often associated with chronic migraine.

Gender

Female are more likely to have migraine as compared to male.

Age

18-34 years old population have a higher risk of getting migraine compared to above 65 years old

Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Dietary Recommendations:

  1. Avoid consumption of the following food and beverages as they may trigger migraine: processed cheese, chocolate, processed meats, food preservatives, smoke fish, yeast extract, tomato, beer, red wine, coffee.
  2. Increase consumption of the following food and beverages: melons, grapes, peaches, pears, cereal, and other foods that are rich in fibre.
  3. Coenzyme Q10 may help to reduce frequency of migraine attacks. It can be found in broccoli, orange, boiled egg, mackerel, and chicken. If you intend to take supplements, kindly consult with a doctor or pharmacist prior to consumption as it may have drug interactions with certain medications.

Lifestyle Recommendations:

  1. Get sufficient quality sleep, as poor sleep quality and a higher prevalence of poor sleepers are associated with greater migraine frequency.
  2. Maintain good sleep hygiene by getting sufficient sleep, sleeping and waking up at the same time everyday, and avoiding distractions (e.g. phones and laptops) to minimise interrupted sleep.
  3. Smokers are encouraged to quit smoking as tobacco can lead to migraine.
  4. Maintain weight at a healthy level as the risk of migraine increases with increasing obesity status.

Exercise Recommendations:

  1. Having 3 sessions of 40-minute workouts in a week may effectively reduce migraine attacks.
  2. Aerobic exercises can reduce the possibility of getting migraines. For example: cycling, swimming, brisk walking, etc.
  3. Attempt relaxing exercises (e.g. deep breathing methods and meditation) can help reduce stress, which can also help to cope with stress-related migraine.
  4. Stretching exercises on the shoulder and neck can relieve tension and muscle tightness.
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