There are steps you can take to lower your risk of epilepsy.

  • Prevent seizures that happen from head injuries by:
    • Wearing seat belts and bicycle helmets
    • Putting children in car seats
  • Get help right away if you think you have had a seizure.
  • Get prenatal care to help prevent brain damage to a growing fetus:
  • Treat high fevers (especially in children) with medicine
  • Take steps to prevent or control health problems, such as:
    • High blood pressure
    • Heart disease
    • Liver disease
    • Kidney disease
    • Infections
    • Any health problem that may affect or injure your brain

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Rimas Lukas, MD
  • Review Date: 03/2019 -
  • Update Date: 03/26/2019 -