Epilepsy is characterized by unpredictable seizures – it can appear at any time and happen to anyone. However, but it is most common that epilepsy emerges during a person’s first year of life or after 70 years of living.

Epilepsy can be related to congenital damages or diseases, skull injury, brain tumours or a stroke, but often the cause is completely unknown. Epilepsy is more common among people with other disabilities like cerebral palsy or multiple disabilities.

Epilepsy means that some of the brain’s nerve cells are overactive, which leads to different kinds of seizures. Epilepsy is a spectrum condition with a wide range of seizure types and control varying from person-to-person. However, the different seizure types are often similar for every person. The seizures always start very sudden, can last from seconds to minutes and stop by themselves.

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