Causes of Epilepsy

Causes of Epilepsy

There are around 180,000 new cases of epilepsy each year. About 30% occur in children. Children and elderly adults are the ones most often affected.There is a clear cause for epilepsy in only a minority of the cases. Typically, the known causes of seizure involve some injury to the brain. Some of the main causes of epilepsy include:
In up to 70% of all cases of epilepsy in adults and children, no cause can be discovered.

Causes of Seizures

Although the underlying causes of epilepsy are usually not known, certain factors are known to
provoke seizures in people with epilepsy. Avoiding these triggers can help
you avoid seizures and live better with epilepsy:

Types of Seizures

There are several different types of seizures:

Generalized seizures

This type of seizure tends to involve all the parts of your brain. There are six kinds of generalized seizures:

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