Epilepsy is not hereditary. Epilpesy is a brain disorder that causes seizures and abnormal sleep patterns. Epilepsy can affect different parts of the body (brain, spinal cord or immune system).
There are two main types
1. Spontaneous Epilepsy:
Spontaneous Epilepsy is caused by damage to the brain, spinal cord and/or nervous system caused primarily through seizure activity. There are several possible causes of spontaneous epileptic seizures in which there appears no pattern or underlying cause for epilepsy symptoms such as impaired cognitive function (neurological errors) or behavioural abnormalities including poor balance, disorganized speech, decreased mental status, memory loss.. A general diagnostic procedure used for this purpose would be a simple medical interview known locally instead an EEG with electrodes placed on your scalp that shows evidence from at least two different places within the temporal lobe where abnormal electrical discharge patterns have been detected without overt signs etc
2. Severe Epileptic seizure:
Severe Epileptic seizure is caused by seizures occurring under certain circumstances, such as sudden loss of consciousness or convulsions. The severity and nature which these events produce varies depending on the brain function that triggers them. If epilepsy occurs in children with developmental disabilities (POD), they may experience difficulty making normal social decisions because their brains are not designed to process emotions well.
Epilepsy is the most common chronic brain disease and affects people of all ages. More than 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy; nearly 80% of them live in low- and middle-income countries. An estimated 70% of people with epilepsy could be seizure free if properly diagnosed and treated.