All About Epilepsy

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Epilepsy is a chronic disease that causes unprovoked, seizures regularly. A seizure is defined a sudden rush of electrical activity in the brain that causes uncontrollable shaking. There are two main types of seizures, general and focal. Generalized seizures affect the whole brain. Focal, or partial seizures, affect just one part of the brain. Each type has several subtypes and we’ll discuss a few.

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Simple partial epileptic seizures don’t involve a loss of consciousness. However, symptoms do include distorted taste, smell, sight, hearing and touch as well as dizziness, tingling and twitching. Complex seizures involve either a loss of awareness or a loss of consciousness. Other symptoms include staring blankly, performing repetitive movements and/or unresponsiveness.

Tonic seizures only involve muscle stiffness while atonic seizures lead to loss of muscle control where the main danger is falling and hitting your head. Clonic seizures cause…

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