We’ve known the answer to this question for some time now. This study looks more in depth at the damage that seizures and migraines (YES–migraines ARE seizures) cause to the brain. The ictal periods (the time during an “event”) produce high levels of oxidative damage to the proteins, fats and DNA and this damage may leave a patient prone to further events.
The problem is that this phenomenon is NEVER addressed by neurologists–from their standpoint if a patient is not having an event they are cured. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The damage that begins during an event starts a cascade that needs to be addressed with higher levels of targeted antioxidants and a neuroprotective lifestyle (stress management, exercise, low calorie / high phytonutrient diet). Without this approach, the brain continues to suffer.