Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Migraine is
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?
This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Migraine.
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.
Insufficient rest and proper sleep throughout the night can increase the risk of a person getting migraine.
Change of weight from normal to obese will increase risk of one having a migraine.
Certain medications like naproxen, aspirin, acetaminophen, sleeping pills, ibuprofen, triptans, and etc can contribute to migraine.
Stressful lifestyle and events triggers
Depression, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorder, panic attack, psychological drug dependence are often associated with chronic migraine.
Female are more likely to have migraine as compared to male.
18-34 years old population have a higher risk of getting migraine compared to above 65 years old
Suggested Lifestyle Changes
- 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.
- Increase consumption of the following food and beverages: melons, grapes, peaches, pears, cereal, and other foods that are rich in fibre.
- 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.
- Get sufficient quality sleep, as poor sleep quality and a higher prevalence of poor sleepers are associated with greater migraine frequency.
- 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.
- Smokers are encouraged to quit smoking as tobacco can lead to migraine.
- Maintain weight at a healthy level as the risk of migraine increases with increasing obesity status.
- Having 3 sessions of 40-minute workouts in a week may effectively reduce migraine attacks.
- Aerobic exercises can reduce the possibility of getting migraines. For example: cycling, swimming, brisk walking, etc.
- Attempt relaxing exercises (e.g. deep breathing methods and meditation) can help reduce stress, which can also help to cope with stress-related migraine.
- Stretching exercises on the shoulder and neck can relieve tension and muscle tightness.