Epilepsy is an illness that will drastically change your life. It will limit the things that you can do. The CDC estimates that over 3 million adults and also over 400,000 children in the United States have epilepsy. In many cases, it is inherited from your parents. However, in an increasing number of instances. Individuals suffering from pre-existing health conditions are developing epilepsy in their later lives. Something that could otherwise be prevented. In this article, we will take a look at how hypertension may double the risk of epilepsy.