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Epilepsy

Patient: Epilepsy - A general introduction

 

A seizure is a short episode of symptoms caused by a burst of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Typically, a seizure lasts from a few seconds to a few minutes. Older words for seizures include 'convulsions' and 'fits'.

One in 30 people in the UK develops epilepsy at some stage in their life. It most commonly starts in childhood and in people over 60. However, epilepsy can begin at any age. In general, seizures are well controlled by treatment in about four in 5 of cases.

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Charity: Epilepsy Society

 

Epilepsy Society is the UK’s leading provider of epilepsy services.  Through our cutting edge research, awareness campaigns, information resources and expert care, we work for everyone affected by epilepsy in the UK.  

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Health & Care Videos - Epilepsy

 

What is SUDEP and what do you need to know? Plus other useful websites

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NHS: Introduction to epilepsy

 

Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain and causes repeated seizures, also known as fits. It affects more than 500,000 people in the UK. Epilepsy usually begins during childhood, although it can start at any age.

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The Ketogenic Diet (The Daisy Garland)

 

Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain and causes repeated seizures, also known as fits. It affects more than 500,000 people in the UK. Epilepsy usually begins during childhood, although it can start at any age.

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SUDEP Action

 

Knowledge saves lives. Life can get busy. Keeping track of your epilepsy or general well-being may not be easy. Download this for free.