Epilepsy & Seizures Causes
- Q What causes seizures?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyIf the electrical system of your brain goes haywire, your brain may transmit abnormal signals to your body -- leading to seizures. While there are many types of seizures, the type you have may depend on how much -- and which part -- of your brain... Full Answer
- Q What increases my risk for epilepsy (seizure disorder)?
Your risk for developing a seizure disorder, also known as epilepsy, increases if you have had one seizure already. For example, researchers in one study found that about a third of the people in the study who had one seizure ended up having a second... Full Answer
- Q What are risk factors for seizures and epilepsy?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyMany factors may be involved in determining who will have or develop seizures or epilepsy, including: Heredity - If a type of epilepsy runs in your family, you may be at higher risk for the condition, although some seizure types are not... Full Answer