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                                                                                                                                                      Epilepsy in your Genes 



About one percent of our population is affected with epilepsy which is not a lot when you think about it. Epilepsy may appear in a person's life at any time. Epilepsy is the leading neurological disorder in United states. Every form of this disorder have been characterized by recurring seizures from resulting abnormal cell firing in the brain. There are 12 different types of Epilepsy that are because of genetic predisposition to developing the disease. So yes people can receive epilepsy through Genes.


The risk of brothers, sister, and children are 4-8%. Some types of epilepsy can run in families like Petit Mal, or Generalized absence. But not every parent who has epilepsy and have children get epilepsy. The percentage of mothers and fathers are twice as high as the children of women with epilepsy.It is also possible for the epilepsy to skip generations because epilepsy is inherited by multiple genes and by environmental influences. So if genes are passed on it does not mean it will appear in all generations. So if you think your child will develop epilepsy, ask your physician for a referral to a genetic consoular or a trained professional who studies medical history to find out. 





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