What is epilepsy? Disorder of the nervous system. Unusual electrical activity in the brain.
How do you get epilepsy? There is no one reason for epilepsy. Children may have been born with a brain defect. A severe head injury is a more common cause for epilepsy in adults. My insight
Types of epilepsy Absence seizures- Also known as staring spells, the person having this type of seizure causes them to stare off into space. Generalized- Seizure activity in the whole brain causes the person to pass-out Partial- Seizure activity in a small brain, the person is aware but unable to communicate with people. Tonic-clonic- Also known as Grand- Mal, this seizure makes the person having it go rigid and have small muscle jerks. My insight
NO KNOWN CURE There is no known cure for epilepsy. Medications are available and is highly recommended. Medications may stop you from having seizures. Surgery? My insight
Some Activities that May Trigger a Seizure Stress Flashing bright colors Excessive happiness My insight
Dangers That Epileptics Face May not be able to drive a carWear a helmetBe careful when going on amusement park rides.My insight
Animals Special dogs can detect when someone is going to have a seizure. They can know this up to seven hours before the person has it. Can NOT be trained to do this.