Epilepsy: What Causes It and Why You Should Care

For roughly 50 million people worldwide, epilepsy is a daily struggle and the main cause of their seizures. To make matters worse, this number is growing at a staggering rate of 2.4 million new cases each year. So what are the causes of epilepsy exactly? This question can be difficult to answer because half of those diagnosed with the condition have no identifiable cause. Fortunately however, the other half of those suffering from epilepsy have various factors that their condition can be traced to. Knowing the possible causes of epilepsy is vital in acquiring treatment, but it is also important to know how the causes might differ between age groups.

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