Migraine in Children
- 6 Months ago
Children get headaches and migraines, too. Most parents worry that their child's headache is a sign of a brain tumour or a serious medical condition, but most headaches are the result of a serious illness. Around 70% of school children have a headache at least once a year. Migraine can affect both boys and girls. The exact cause of migraines is unknown, although they are related to changes in the brain as well as genetics. Other migraine triggers include stress, anxiety, depression, change in sleep pattern, loud noises, certain kinds of food, too much physical activity and sometimes even too much sun can trigger a migraine in some children. Sometimes, changes during a menstrual cycle in girls can also trigger a bad headache.
How does migraine affect a child's daily life?