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