I suffered a bang to the head around 18 months ago and have since suffered from severe migraines and have now been diagnosed with hemiplegic migraine, as i suffer from a lot of additional symptoms as well as the headache. I am now trying to find out whether the 2 could be related and whether the bang to the head could have possibly caused my hemiplegic migraine, as I never suffered from this prior to the injury. Any help on answering this would be fantastic. Thanks.
Researchers have identified three genes linked with hemiplegic migraine.
Defects, or mutations, in any of these three genes lead to a breakdown in the body's ability to make a certain protein. That protein is needed for clear communication among nerve cells. Without that protein, nerve cells can't release or take up neurotransmitters -- the chemical messengers between nerve cells. The three genes linked with hemiplegic migraine are the CACNA1A, ATP1A2, and SCN1A genes.
Most people with hemiplegic migraine have inherited the gene mutation from one parent who also had the condition.
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