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Migraine Headaches

At what age do migraines usually start?

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  • AMark Green, MD, Neurology, answered on behalf of The Mount Sinai Health System
    At what age can migraines start?

    Migraines can actually start at a very young age. In this video, Mark Green, MD, director of the Center for Headache and Pain Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, talks about common symptoms among children.


  • ADawn Marcus, Neurology, answered
    Migraine typically affects people in their late teens and young adulthood, although it also occurs in childhood and later adulthood. Before puberty, migraine is far less common, typically affecting about 5 percent of children, with boys affected slightly more often than girls. Once puberty begins, hormones, especially estrogen, play a major role in the development of headaches. Changes in headache patterns occur predictably in many girls and women, with headache changes linked to changing levels of hormones.
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