Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorder in children and teenagers
and usually manifests itself through seizures and fits. Although these moments of crises
only last a few minutes, this could be a disease for life. Treatment and knowledge help improve
the quality of life of people with epilepsy - take just a few minutes to understand and demystify epilepsy -
exactly the same amount of time a seizure lasts.
WHAT IS EPILEPSY
Epilepsy is a chronic disease of the nervous system characterized by the presence of epileptic seizures.
A seizure happens when there is a sudden burst of intense electrical activity in the brain.1
In this section you will find an informative material about epilepsy.
Who is affected
HOW TO MANAGE A SEIZURE
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Emma is 7 years old and she was diagnosed with epilepsy at 4, this being an important change in her life and also her family’s. They have always counted with the unconditional support of the family, their doctor, school and patient associations and feel that raising awareness about epilepsy can greatly help to understand the disease and reduce the stigma.
David is 16 years old and he has epilepsy since he was 6.
David currenty has no seizures. He loves basketball and would like to practice risk sports, but he is conscious about his condition. His friends and family take care of him.