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ssaygi (@ssaygi)

Risk of passing epilepsy to children

Epilepsy & Seizures | Last Active: Jul 12, 2020 | Replies (14)

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Hi, @ssaygi – I'd like to add my welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I've given this discussion you've started placement in both our Epilepsy & Seizures group as well as our About Kids & Teens group, so that it might get responses from a variety of members.

I'd like you to meet members like @patrassi @rachelanne @crstyday40 @lethargic @lmcquade, who have talked about epilepsy or seizure disorders. They may have some thoughts on your 5-year-old grandsons' epilepsy risk with your daughter having had that diagnosis, and perhaps some of them have looked into questions on the heritability of this disease.

@ssaygi – do you know what the boys' doctor has said about their risk of this disease?

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Hi- I haven't looked into any heritability of the disease information. Im sorry I cant provide any information about that. The only thing I would think that I may try, if I was worried about my children being at risk, would be to do a diet modification as a preventative measure. She may want to follow up with her neurologist/epileptologist and see what their thoughts would be about that option for her children.

I would like to hear from @crstyday40 who has similar history like my doughter and kids.