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 Selfmed - the one with the apple 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 Parenting Overeating learned in infancy Lifestyle Fastest face transplant done in 3 weeks Medical Scientists map foot fungi Parenting Doctors 'print' on baby's airway tube, save his life Lifestyle Carbon footprint of shoes damaging environment Parenting Abused children at risk for obesity as adults From our sponsors Hill's Science Plan Canine Mini range What is Diabetic Neuropathy? There are more than 200 different viruses which can cause a cold A clinically proven skin care range is now available Live healthier Be vitamin-smart » A-Z of vitamins What is vitamin C? Ask the expert Why we need vitamin D Even in a country with an abundance of sunlight you might have a vitamin D deficiency. Here's why. Beat acne » Stars with scars Acne tips Skincare Myths about acne Through the ages, there have been many myths about acne. We list the myths and give you the facts.