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The Super-Common Causes and Triggers of Epileptic Seizures

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Cause: Genetic Conditions


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Pexels

Cause: Developmental Issues or Prenatal Injury


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MRI showing blood vessels in brainiStock

Cause: Stroke


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Kat Jayne

Cause: Head Trauma


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PET Scan of Brain TumorNational Cancer Institute

Cause: Brain Tumors


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Cause: Infection


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Seizure Trigger: Prescription Meds


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iStock

Seizure Trigger: Stress or Sleep Issues


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Nate Johnston

Seizure Trigger: Drinking or Drugs


Jennifer Rainey Marquez

Jennifer Rainey Marquez

@jenrrain

Jennifer Rainey Marquez is a longtime health and science writer based in Atlanta. Her work has appeared in Women’s Health, O: The Oprah Magazine, Parents, Good Housekeeping, Parade, and many other outlets. You can follow her at @jenrrain.