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Epilepsy – First Aid Courses

Epilepsy


To say a person has epilepsy simply means that a person has shown a tendency to have recurring seizures.

Therefore, when a person has a single seizure this does not necessarily mean that they have epilepsy.

It is estimated that approximately 50% of people who have one seizure go on to have more seizures.

For people at risk of recurring seizures, approximately 70% can expect seizure seizure control with medication


What is epilepsy?


Epilepsy is a disorder of brain function that takes the form of recurring convulsive or non-convulsive seizures.

Epilepsy is not just one condition; rather it is a diverse family of disorders comprising many seizure types.


10% of the population are at risk of experiencing a seizure during their lifetime, while 3-4% will go on to be diagnosed with epilepsy.

There are seizures that are not epileptic such as those that result from diabetes, kinked blood vessels and a range of other health conditions.





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