What are risk factors for cluster headache (CH)?

Updated: Jun 07, 2019
  • Author: Michelle Blanda, MD; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  more...
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Answer

Risk factors for CH include the following:

  • Male sex

  • Age older than 30 years

  • Small amounts of vasodilators (eg, alcohol)

  • Previous head trauma or surgery (occasionally)


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