Injury or illness to an expectant mother can affect the developing brain in thefetus during pregnancy. Heredity are continually examining the role of heredity and genetics in the development of seizure disorders. It might help tokeep a diary and keep track of events, this may help show a pattern whichmay pinpoint an avoidable cause.
Low blood sugar due to poor diet.
Stress or anxiety.
Alcoholism and drug abuse.
Uncommon medicines, anti–depressants, anti–psychotic medication.
.Epilepsy can be defined as a group of disorders characterized by abnormalelectrical activity in the brain leading to altered behavior which may manifestas a change in a person’s consciousness, movement, or actions. Thesephysical changes are called epileptic seizures.Epilepsy is therefore sometimescalled a seizure disorder.
CAUSES OF EPILEPSY Head injury:
People who sustain a head injury as a result of an automobileaccident, sports injury, fall, or act of violence may develop epilepsy.
Infants who suffer a lack of oxygen during birth may developresulting damage to the brain’s electrical system.
Lead poisoning has been associated with the development of epilepsy.
Infections that can affect the brain like meningitis, viral encephalitis,mumps, measles, and diphtheria can result in epilepsy
Premature rupture of membranes