Home > Medical > Epilepsy > FAQs 19 July 2004 Who gets epilepsy? Epilepsy can affect people of both sexes and any age, ethnic background and social class. Some people are born with the condition; others can develop it through head injury or illness. 0 Pin It Quiz Am I eating to optimise my health? » Ask CyberShrink » Join Body Talk » Subscribe Newsletters » 6 ways to upgrade your life A headache-free festive season Epilepsy can affect people of both sexes and any age, ethnic background and social class. Some people are born with the condition; others can develop it through head injury or illness. More in Medical Famous figures with epilepsy More: EpilepsyFAQs advertisement Get a quote Bestmed - offering you quality healthcare and freedom of choice Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare Medihelp - quality, affordable medical scheme cover advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Fitness Getting office employees up and moving Medical Type 2 diabetes raises cancer risk Mental health Coping with grief during the holiday season Medical Epilepsy surgery improves lives Medical Quit smoking after cancer diagnosis to survive Medical Gene therapy kills leukaemia cells From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Grief » Phases of grief Culture and grief Grieving in holidays How do you deal with grief? There is no right way of coping with death. The way a person grieves depends on the personality of that person and the relationship with the person who has died. Weight loss » Healthy snacking Weight and heart Texting and weight 10 tips to lose weight Need to shed some weight? Get rid of those extra kilos for good with these 10 expert weight loss tips, compiled by Health24's DietDoc, Dr Ingrid van Heerden.