Epilepsy: Get informed

Epilepsy is a chronic medical condition characterized by recurrent seizures. These seizures come from a malfunction of the brain in which the neurons that are supposed to work together through electrical signals, stop communicating the right way. 



Nearly one in 10 adults will have a seizure in their lives and this doesn't mean they are epileptic. But if you have two or more without a clear reason, then you might have epilepsy.

Contrary to what others might believe, an epileptic crisis is not necessarily followed by a systematic seizure or abrupt movement. However there are other manifestations that can intervene: loss of consciousness, repetitive involuntary movements, hallucinations...

There are medical treatments to fight epilepsy. Their objective is to eliminate the crisis or at least lower the frequency and the severity. For certain types of epilepsies that don't respond to medicine, surgery may be an option.


In order to understand the disease and know how to cope with it on a daily basis, exchanging information and advice with other people affected by epilepsy can be really useful. You can find answers to things like personal life, professional issues, etc.


You can find more information on the epiplepsy forum.

Published Jul 12, 2017

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