Welcome to the Epilepsy Awareness Event

About Epilepsy

The overall risk of dying for people with epilepsy is 1.6 to 3 times higher than for people without epilepsy.

What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is one of the most common serious neurological conditions in the world. It affects around 600,000 people in the UK.

Epilepsy is a condition that is defined by multiple seizures. Epilepsy is a seizure disorder!

How many people are affected?

Almost 1 in 100 people in the UK have epilepsy. Around 87 people are diagnosed with epilepsy in the UK every day.

How do seizures happen?

When there is a sudden excessive electrical discharge that disrupts the normal activity of the nerve cells, a seizure may result. Seizures cause a change in function or behavior.

More about seizures

Most seizures end on their own and don't cause serious problems.

During some seizures, people can injure themselves, develop other medical problems, or have a life-threatening emergency.

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