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Epilepsy

Epilepsy - Symptoms

​There are 2 main types:

Focal Seizures

  • Usually affects only one part of the body
  • Results in sensory, motor or autonomic disturbances
  • The patient may be conscious or unconscious

Generalised Seizures

  • May start as a focal seizure and spread throughout the whole brain
  • Loss of consciousness usually lasting 30 seconds to 5 minutes
  • Usually rhythmic muscle jerking lasting 1 to 2 minutes
  • May cause tongue biting, incontinence and difficulty in breathing

If a person experiences continuous seizures for more than 3 - 5 minutes; or on and off seizures without regaining consciousness in between, call 995 or go to the Emergency Department immediately.

He/she is having a serious seizure and this is a medical emergency.

Epilepsy - Causes and Risk Factors

Epilepsy - Preparing for surgery

Epilepsy - Post-surgery care

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