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Epilepsy, or seizure disorders, covers a wide range of unpredictable seizures and related health problems. Epilepsy is a spectrum condition with severity of seizures and control over the condition varying between patients. Epilepsy may be caused by a brain-injury or by heredity, but most cases have no known cause. To be diagnosed, one needs to experience at least two seizures with no known provocation[1].

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  1. "What is Epilepsy?". Epilepsy Foundation. Retrieved Aug 10, 2018. 

microbiome - The full collection of microscopic organisms (especially bacteria and fungi) which are present in a particular environment, particularly inside the human body.

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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