Category: "Epilepsy"

What Is a Complex Partial Seizure?

What Is a Complex Partial Seizure?

Complex partial seizures, now called focal onset impaired awareness seizures, are the most common type for adults who have epilepsy (a disorder that affects your brain cells). They’re usually harmless and only last a minute or two. But they can be strange or worrying — both for you and anyone who’s with you. Seizures are brought on by […]

What Is a Complex Partial Seizure?

What to know about 4 types of epilepsy

Epilepsy is a common long-term brain condition. It causes seizures, which are bursts of electricity in the brain. There are four main types of epilepsy: focal, generalized, combination focal and generalized, and unknown. A person’s seizure type determines what kind of epilepsy they have. Different types of seizures affect the brain in different ways. For […]

What Is a Complex Partial Seizure?

Tonic-Clonic (Grand Mal) Seizures

Tonic-clonic seizures, formerly known as grand mal seizures, comprise two stages: a tonic phase and a clonic phase. These intense seizures can be frightening to experience or observe, as extreme muscle spasms may temporarily arrest breathing. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Tonic-clonic seizures involve both tonic (stiffening) and clonic (twitching or jerking) phases of muscle […]

November is Epilepsy Awareness month.  Reach out to your local epilepsy charity, hospital, association, etc., see if you can volunteer, join in to any of their epilepsy awareness events walks, 5ks, gatherings that promote epilepsy awareness to support the cause.  Of course donating you time is priceless but donating $$$ to any epilepsy charity is […]

New laser therapy for epilepsy could be life changing

New laser therapy for epilepsy could be life changing

The NHS (National Health Service) is to offer people with epilepsy a new form of laser therapy and it could be life-changing for people with uncontrolled focal seizures for whom surgery is considered too risky. Professor John Duncan, former medical director at the Epilepsy Society, has welcomed a new fibre optic laser beam therapy for […]

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