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Is Epilepsy Inherited?

Is Epilepsy Inherited?

Question:

- If the mother-in-law has epilepsy, is under treatment (confirmed), can the future child inherit epilepsy (the husband is not epileptic)?

Answer:


Epilepsy is primarily a neurological disorder characterized by interfering with the normal transmission of nerve influx between the neurons that make up the Central Nervous System.
Or, more plastic said, nerve fibers build circuits isolated from a substance called myelin. In some situations "short circuits" appear in the nerve transmission, changes that define epilepsy.
It is true that there are genetic factors in this regard, but no one can guarantee the absence of epilepsy in your child, because it can, for example, also occur as a result of a trauma, not only as a result of genetic inheritance.
Good health!