Epilepsy is a general term for the tendency to have seizures.
When identifiable, the source an individual has epilepsy usually involves some form of injury to the brain. For most people, though, epilepsy’s causes aren’t known.
A seizure occurs when a surge of electrical impulses in the brain. They spread to neighboring areas and The electrical impulses can be transmitted to the muscles, causing uncontrollable twitches or convulsions.