Epilepsy
By: Chelsea Savage
What is epilepsy?
A neurological condition that makes
the brain produce a sudden bursts of
electrical energy.
Cause
Birth defect
Birth or head injury
Brain tumor
Infection of the brain
inherited
* most people with
epilepsy the cause...
Can epilepsy be transmitted?
Only way epilepsy
can be transmitted
is if it is inherited.
Epilepsy is not
contagious.
Who gets it?
Anyone can get it. Any race, gender, and age.
Often the ages before 15, or after 65. No doctor
can explain wh...
Signs & Symptoms
An aura is the first
warning of epilepsy.
Its most common
symptoms are a vagur
feeling of anxiety,
restle...
Diagnosi
sEpilepsy can be diagnosed by a
neurologist by an blood test, EEG, CAT,
or MRI scan. It is a chronic neurollogica...
How is the body affected?
The brain
Both sides of the brain
Body can sometimes lose
control
Lost of consciousness
Abnormal...
Treatment
All treatments are
different for each
person
Two kinds of
medications
First generation &
second generation
Cours...
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  1. 1. Epilepsy By: Chelsea Savage
  2. 2. What is epilepsy? A neurological condition that makes the brain produce a sudden bursts of electrical energy.
  3. 3. Cause Birth defect Birth or head injury Brain tumor Infection of the brain inherited * most people with epilepsy the cause cannot be found.
  4. 4. Can epilepsy be transmitted? Only way epilepsy can be transmitted is if it is inherited. Epilepsy is not contagious.
  5. 5. Who gets it? Anyone can get it. Any race, gender, and age. Often the ages before 15, or after 65. No doctor can explain why a person experiences epilepsy.
  6. 6. Signs & Symptoms An aura is the first warning of epilepsy. Its most common symptoms are a vagur feeling of anxiety, restlessness, visual disturbances, or an unusal sound or odor. A seizure is the main symptom of epilepsy.
  7. 7. Diagnosi sEpilepsy can be diagnosed by a neurologist by an blood test, EEG, CAT, or MRI scan. It is a chronic neurollogical disease. You can never become immune.
  8. 8. How is the body affected? The brain Both sides of the brain Body can sometimes lose control Lost of consciousness Abnormal sensations Motor movement (jerking of the arms) Confusion Loss of muscle control, arms and legs
  9. 9. Treatment All treatments are different for each person Two kinds of medications First generation & second generation Course of treatmnet is different for each person Epilepsy is not curable, but can put under control

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