Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which neurons in the brain sometimes signal abnormally. When someone has epilepsy, the pattern of neuronal activity becomes disturbed, causing strange sensations, emotions and behavior. Sometimes it causes convulsions, muscle spasms and loss of consciousness.
Epilepsy can be caused by anything that disturbs the normal pattern of neuron activity - from illness to brain damage to abnormal brain development. Epilepsy may develop because of an abnormality in brain wiring, an imbalance of the chemicals in the brain or a combination of these factors.
Epilepsy is not a rare condition. In fact, most people know someone who has epilepsy. If you or a loved one is living with epilepsy or a seizure disorder, you are not alone. Epilepsy is as prevalent as Type I diabetes, and more common than Parkinson's disease and Multiple Sclerosis combined. Fortunately, advances in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy are enabling individuals with epilepsy to lead healthy, active lives.
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