Who is at risk for having an epileptic seizure?

Brain injury. Anyone with an injury to the brain. This includes traumatic injury, tumor, stroke, infection or genetic predisposition.
We all are. Seizures are a reaction of brain neurons to severe toxicity or stress. Under severe conditions anyone could have a seizure. Some are more prone due to previous injury or family tendency. Some have underlying disease that causes seizures. Some take drugs that cause seizures. Many have seizures without definite cause. Tumors and malformations of the brain often cause seizures.

Related Questions

Does migraines put you at risk of developing epilepsy or seizures?

No overlap. Migraines are a common condition, and there is not very much in common with migraines and epilepsy or seizures. Some people may have both, but one does not really lead to the other in this case. Read more...

My aunt (from dad side)'s daughter&my little brother both have had history with seizures. Is it hereditary? Are my future children at risk for epilepsy?

Consult neurologist. There are many reasons for seizures to manifest in children .Some of them may be hereditary .There are different type of seizures ,some hereditary others are not .These two children may or may not be getting same type .Consult neurologist about these children ,he can examine and explain about the risk of epilepsy in your children . Read more...

Can pain cause my epilepsy seizures worse?

Possible. Anything that causes an increase in stress can lead to an increase possibility of seizure, it is more likely to increase seizures in post traumatic epilepsy but possible in idiopathic epilepsy as well. Read more...
Possibly. Any time there is something that stresses the brain, this can exacerbate the seizures and make them more difficult to control. For example, stress from fever, infections, lack of sleep are known to exacerbate seizures. Thus, pain can also do that. Read more...

Anyone have seizures but tests for epilepsy show up normal?

Yes. The eeg maybe normal even with clinical seizures. Your neurologist may suggest a prolonged eeg with video monitoring. Read more...
Quite common. It is quite common for people who have a small number of seizures to test normally- with respect to blood tests, EEG, MRI of the brain- this happens up to 50% of the time. Read more...

Can humidity increase the frequency seizures in people with epilepsy?

Not a trigger. Am unaware that changes in humidity can affect seizure frequency or intensity. However, an infection causing a fever, could make the susceptibility higher if a humid environment worked against lowering the temperature. Read more...

How can fast changing colors cause seizures for people with epilepsy?

Possibly. Some people are have photosensitive seizures, caused not necessarily by changing color but the flicker frequency of the changes. This was previously called tv epilepsy, but new screens do not cause this. Consult a neurologist who may suggest medication and a particular frequency of blue sun glasses that makes the likelyhood of seizures less likely. Also avoid flickering lights. Read more...

Why out of my whole entire family I'm the one who has epilepsy/seizures?

You're special. Many things can cause seizures. One bump on the head too many can do it. Some families have an inherited tendency to develop Epilepsy. This might not be the case with your's. It is reasonable to ask your doctor why they think you have developed seizures. I'm sure they will give you a good answer. . Read more...