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Factors that can lead to a higher risk for developing epilepsy include:
Epilepsy can occur at any age however the condition’s onset is most common in young children and individuals over age 65.
Men are slightly more at risk than
A family history of epilepsy may increase your risk of developing the disorder.
A head injury can lead to
epilepsy. To reduce your
risk, practice safety. Always wear a seat belt in a car and remember a helmet
when bike riding, skiing, riding a motorcycle, or taking part in other
of potential brain damage includes limiting your intake of alcohol, not
smoking, eating a healthy diet, and exercising.
Infections of the brain can cause inflammation in the brain or spinal cord, which in turn can lead to a foci of brain tissue that is prone to seizure.
Written by: the Healthline Editorial Team
Medically reviewed : Jennifer Monti, MD
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