What is Epilepsy and what causes it?

What is Epilepsy?

It is a group of long term neurological disorders characterized by seizures. These seizures are episodes varying from brief and nearly undetectable to long periods of vigorous shaking. Seizures due to epilepsy tend to recur and in addition, have no immediate cause. Seizures that occur right around a specific cause may not be epilepsy.

The cause in most cases is unknown. However, some are the result of brain trauma, stroke, brain cancer, and drug and alcohol misuse among others. Epileptic seizures are the result of excessive and abnormal cortical nerve cell activity in the brain. The diagnosis typically involves ruling out other conditions that might cause similar symptoms (such as syncope). It also involves figuring out if any immediate causes are present. Electroencephalogram can sometimes confirm this condition.

 

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Ravi Raj

Hi, is Hemi-facial spasm is somehow related to epilepsy or is a totally separate condition ? I am actually suffering from it for 4 years. Can Serra enzyme be helpful in Hemi-facial Spasm ? Looking forward for reply..

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Lindsay Powers

Hi Ravi, it is not always clear what the cause of Hemi-facial spasm is according to the medical profession. We cannot draw a possible link to any condition in your case and it is always best to check with your consultant, about possible underlying causes. In the meantime, please see our health plan for Peripheral Neuropathy to give support to the overall nervous system. This plan is an overview, and if you contact the health coaches at the Good Health Coaching Centres, they can make it much more individual if need be. Please register a callback and one of the… Read more »