(HealthDay News) -- Having epilepsy leads to seizures that affect a person's physical and metal health. It's caused by brief, strong surges of electricity that affect all or part of the brain.
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The Epilepsy Foundation says epilepsy can be caused by factors including:
- A health condition present at birth, such as Down syndrome or neurofibromatosis.
- Having parents or siblings with the condition.
- Lack of oxygen during birth.
- Drug use by the mother.
- A physical trauma.
- Having Alzheimer's disease.
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