Categorized as the fourth most common neurological disease, affecting people of all ages.
Epilepsy is categorized as the occurrence of unanticipated seizures.
1 in 100 people of all ages are affected in the general population, with 70% of cases having no known cause (in Canada).
A seizure occurs when there is a sudden burst of brain activity . Seizures can appear differently, ranging from blank stares to uncontrolled body movements. Awareness may or may not be affected, and seizures can affect one or both sides of the body. Furthermore, epilepsy is a brain disease that causes unprovoked, repeated seizure. There are many different causes and there are different kinds of seizures. Epilepsy can affect people of all ages.
In most cases of people with Epilepsy they do not know the cause (70%).
1. Simple Partial Seizure
2. Complex Partial Seizure
3. Generalized Absence
4. Generalized Tonic Clonic
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