Sudden seizure is the hallmark of this illness. It may involve falling to the ground and twitching spasmodically, but not always. Before a seizure, many people experience a warning sign called an aura, which may involve a particular smell, feeling or visual effect. After a seizure, a person may be confused, tired, or sleepy, experience muscle aches or soreness, and may not remember what happened. There are many different types of seizures and they are classified according to their particular characteristics. Epilepsy is probably a genetic disorder and may develop without any other apparent factors. Some of the major causes of epilepsy may be: cerebral palsy, head injury, accident, tumors, stroke, trauma at birth, meningitis and encephalitis.
The brain is the highly complex structure composed of millions of nerve cells (neurons). Nerve cells in the brain are responsible for the wide range of functions including consciousness, awareness, movement, body posture. Nerve cell activity is usually well organized. A sudden temporary interruption in some or all of the functions of the nerve cells may be called a seizure or fit. If a person has a tendency to experience repeated fits which originate in the brain, then they are diagnosed as epilepsy. Epilepsy may vary from person to person and it is probably the genetic disorder. Sometimes it develops without any apparent factor. In depth, the study tells that epilepsy is a disorder in which the nerve cells of the brain from time to time releases abnormal electrical impulses. Children may be born with the defect in the structure of their brain or they may suffer a head injury or infection that causes epilepsy. Injury is the most known common cause in the young adults. In middle age str