Risk factors for cluster headaches include:
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- Sex. Men are more likely to have cluster headaches.
- Age. Most people with cluster headaches first develop the disorder between ages 20 and 50, although the condition can develop at any age.
- Smoking. Many people who get cluster headache attacks are smokers.
- Alcohol use. Alcohol can trigger an attack if you're at risk of cluster headache.
- A family history. If a parent or sibling has ever had a cluster headache, you may have an increased risk of cluster headaches.
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