Epilepsy is the most common disorder of the nervous system and affects about 50 million people worldwide. However, in spite of the large numbers of people who have epilepsy, many people with the condition still face prejudice from others, often though lack of knowledge about what having epilepsy really means. Yet more people with epilepsy are realizing they can live, work and enjoy normal relations and be active members of society if their seizures are well controlled. Continue reading
What is epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a disorder of the nervous system that can affect people of any age, sex, race, social class or nationality. Epilepsy can be caused by injury to the brain, due to trauma – such as a car accident or a head injury, a high fever caused by an infection, or as they get older some people develop epilepsy due to vascular disease, strokes, tumors and Alzheimer’s disease. Nonetheless, for many people, the cause of their epilepsy is never known. Continue reading