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At What Age Does Epilepsy Start Is It Hereditary
Any age: Epilepsy may start in early childhood and in the elderly. There are different kinds of epilepsy, some of them are idiopathic (cause unknown), whereas others may have a plausible cause such as head injury. Epilepsy is not hereditary but may have increased incidence in relatives of people with epilepsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Actually not rare: New cases of epilepsy happen very frequently as we age. After age 65 the rate of new cases especially shoots up. Causes vary quite a lot over the different ages. Older folks have a higher incidence due to trauma, strokes, and degenerative diseases. Occasionally tumors, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can epilepsy develop at a certain age? Can a person go their whole life without any seizures then all of a sudden start having them?
Yes: If conditions are just right patients can have seizures at any age . Secondary causes need to be evaluated ofcourse but seizures are unpredictable. ...Read more
Mom was recently diagnosed with epilepsy at age 53. Does this seem reasonable? I thought epilepsy usually starts during childhood/teen years?
Epilepsy: Epilepsy at older age can be due to a number of causes such as head trauma, intra cranial hemorrhage, vacular lesions such as aneurysms, strokes, tumurs, infections such as viral, bacterial or parasitic, abscesses etc. A complete evaluation & work by a neurologist is needed. Good luck ...Read more
15 months old baby still not talk who was suffered 3 times epilepsy at her 3 months age.When she will possibly start to talk? Pls advice..
Some thalassemias : are associated with seizures. Has she seen a pediatric hematologist, neurologist & developmental/behavioral pediatrician to define the cause of her seizures & developmental delays? See http://www.hsmdghs-bd.org/SBK.html to contact Chittagong MCH''s physician, psychologist & therapist Shishu Bikash Kendra team for developmental assessment & therapy, as Early Intervention makes a difference. ...Read more
Yes, you can: Yes, you can be diagnosed with epilepsy no matter what your age. The most common sources of seizures may differ between age groups, though. In older people with a first-time seizure, for instance, doctors would need to check for medication/drug issues, possible tumors, etc. Talk with your doctor if concerned about yourself or a family member. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Epilepsy effects: Most epilepsy is sporadic, occurring without obvious risk factors. Certain much more rare kinds of epilepsy are due to hereditary degenerative neurologic disease. There are many. In sporadic epilepsy there aren't any specific complications passed on to offspring--just an increased tendency to have seizures. Each different degenerative disorder is associated with its own pattern of disease signs. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, this can happen at any age. However, there are different causes for seizures and also different types of them. ...Read more
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