Even though there are millions of people around the world who suffer from epilepsy, there is still relatively little known about this very serious condition. Some recent research into the field has shown that seizures will occur after some of the defense cells located in the brain have broken down.
Seizures can begin for any range of reasons, such as head injuries or genetics. Sometimes, the seizures can arise from seemingly out of nowhere and they can be an ever-present threat in a person’s life. This can cause those individuals to change their habits, and it can cause them to be afraid. Naturally, it causes them to limit the things that they are able to do in their life.
By gaining more insight into the field, it helps other researchers to begin to develop new therapies and drugs that might be able to help patients. While there are a number of patients who are able to control their seizures, there are still about 33% of patients that have hard to treat epilepsy. By finding new treatment and therapy options, it could provide some relief for a large number of patients. Of course, more research and studies are needed in this area.