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Epilepsy - What it is

​A seizure is an abnormal electrical discharge of a group of brain cells. It can cause different symptoms, depending on the location of the seizure and the spread of the electrical activity through the brain.

A person has epilepsy when he/she has more than one episode of seizures, or has a high risk of having recurrent seizures.

People who suffered a stroke, brain injury, infection or tumour can have epilepsy. In around half the cases, a cause cannot be found.

Triggers of seizures in patients with epilepsy include stress, lack of sleep, menstruation, concurrent infection and skipping medications.

Epilepsy - Causes and Risk Factors

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Epilepsy - Post-surgery care

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