Causes of epilepsy

Originally posted 2017-09-26 12:10:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

In epilepsy, the electrical signals in the brain become scrambled and there are sometimes sudden bursts of electrical activity. This is what causes seizures.
In most cases, it’s not clear why this happens. It’s possible it could be partly caused by your genes affecting how your brain works, as around one in three people with epilepsy have a family member with it.
Occasionally, epilepsy can be caused by damage to the brain, such as damage from:
a stroke
a brain tumour
a severe head injury
drug abuse or alcohol misuse
a brain infection
a lack of oxygen during birth

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