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Epilepsy

By Hidden Disabilities Sunflower 6th October 2021Invisible disabilities Share

Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain and nervous system and means that someone has a tendency to have seizures. Epilepsy can start at any age and there are many different types. It is often a life-long condition but for some, epilepsy lasts for a limited time and they stop having seizures.

Epileptic seizures are caused by a disturbance in the electrical activity of the brain and the causes and effects vary. During a seizure, some people will remain alert and aware of what’s going on around them, others may lose awareness, and some people may go stiff, fall to the floor if they are standing and jerk.

The content on this page is provided solely for information purposes. If you think that you. or someone you care for, has epilepsy, please seek further information.

Source:

NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/epilepsy/
E
pilepsy Action: https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/ 
TUC:  https://www.tuc.org.uk/


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