- head trauma
- childbirth complications
- certain genetic disorders
- infections ~ meningitis, encephalitis, brain abscess
Oftentimes, no real cause is found.
A seizure results from abnormal electrical activity in your brain causing an involuntary change in either:
- body movement/function
Epileptic seizures can be experienced in just one kind, or multiple type experiences varying from:
- staring spells
- short unconsciousness periods
- momentary senses disruption
Those with epilepsy struggle with a stigma that is mainly due to society’s lack of understanding, and many are under the mistaken belief that or have negative attitudes based on:
- a mental illness or retardation
- seizures are something to fear
- those with epilepsy are unemployable
- that drastic measures must be taken to help during another’s seizure
People of all ages are affected by epilepsy, particularly the very young and elderly. And approximately 10% of the population will experience at least one seizure in their lifetime.
Epilepsy is not contagious, so your health is not at risk if you go ahead and hug an epileptic today.