Epilepsy is a chronic (long-term) medical condition and a brain disorder that causes recurrent seizures and unprovoked. A seizure is an immediate rush of electrical activity inside the human brain. There are two major types of seizures, generalized seizures that affect the whole brain when focal or partial seizures affect one part of the brain.
A mild condition of seizure may be tough to recognize, and it can last a few seconds during which you lack awareness. But the severe seizures can cause muscle spasms or uncontrollable muscle twitches, that can last a few seconds to several minutes. People with stronger seizure problems can lose consciousness or be confused. And after that, they may have no memory of it happening.
There are several reasons behind a seizure condition including;
It is a fairly common neurological disorder that affects approximately 3 million people in the United States. Not only in the United States but also in the entire world, it is a common condition as it has affected about 65 million people around the world.
Epilepsy can occur in anyone, but it is much more common in older adults and young children. Certain reports have said that this disorder occurs more in males in comparison with females.
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