Is epilepsy genetic?

Answer On One Hand: Some Types of Epilepsy Are GeneticOnly certain kinds of epilepsy run in families. According to the Mayo Clinic, researchers have identified up to 500 genes that could be responsible. I... Read More »

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Is there a genetic component to epilepsy?

On One Hand: Genetics Play a RoleGenetics sometimes play a role in epilepsy, a disorder that causes seizures. Epilepsy is not directly inherited, but it often runs in families, according to the May... Read More »

Is epilepsy inherited?

On One Hand: Epilepsy May Run in FamiliesIn some cases, epilepsy (a condition causing seizures) may run in families, according to the Mayo Clinic and Medline Plus. Sometimes, genes inherited from p... Read More »

Is epilepsy fatal?

On One Hand: Epileptic Seizures Can Be FatalAlthough not common, death can result from epileptic seizures. This often occurs when a person having a seizure cannot breathe properly for a long period... Read More »

Is epilepsy curable?

Epilepsy is a disorder of the central nervous system caused by disturbances in normal neurological activity. Effects of the disorder include problems ranging from brief pauses in brain function to ... Read More »