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Basics of Epilepsy

Are you newly diagnosed with epilepsy or have a loved one who suffers from it? Epilepsy is a complicated, but controllable, disorder. This page will help you to understand the basics of epilepsy, its causes, and how it can be controlled.

Is Epilepsy Inherited?
Is epilepsy inherited? There are many causes of epilepsy, and it appears that, in some cases, epilepsy can run in families.

What Causes Seizures?
Do you really know what causes seizures? There are many facts on epilepsy that can tell you this. This article has everything you need to know.

Learn more about the definition of seizure focus.

A seizure is an abnormal communication between cells within the brain.

What Is Epilepsy?
What is epilepsy? Epilepsy is a condition where nerve cells in the brain fire abnormally. Epilepsy can be the cause of seizures.

What Happens During A Seizure?
This is an interesting video that depicts what happens in the brain during a seizure in those who have epilepsy.

Basic Epilepsy Facts
Basic facts about epilepsy, including symptoms, classifications, and treatments.

Basic Facts About Seizures
This article includes basic facts about seizures, including what causes them and how they are treated.

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