Information about diagnosing epilepsy

18th June 2018

Diagnosing epilepsy is by no means simple, however, if there is a classic description of seizures this makes the diagnosis more straightforward. There are other medical conditions that present in similar ways to epilepsy that can make it more difficult to diagnose. Of course, this can be a stressful time for a person who isn’t…

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Why it’s a good idea to keep a seizure diary

11th June 2018

A seizure diary is a way to record details and information about your epilepsy. Many may think they don’t need one, but a seizure diary can be an incredibly useful way to get a better overview of a person’s epilepsy stretching back weeks, months and years. Even people with really good memories are likely to…

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Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP)

4th June 2018

SUDEP is a fatal complication of epilepsy and is defined by death with no obvious cause. The average of premature deaths is higher in people with epilepsy and the reason is still uncertain, although strongly linked to seizures, particularly tonic-clonic seizures. One theory is that seizures can affect the heart rate or breathing rhythm of…

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Toothbrush epilepsy – how brushing your teeth can trigger a seizure

24th May 2018

In our recent blog post we discussed common and uncommon triggers for epilepsy, however, one of the rarer triggers is the action of brushing the teeth - toothbrush epilepsy. It’s exactly as it sounds, seizures triggered by the simple act of brushing your teeth. It was an Australian research team who first described the possibility…

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Some common and uncommon triggers for epilepsy seizures

16th May 2018

A trigger is something that often causes a person with epilepsy to have a seizure. This can vary from person to person and there are many things that may act as a trigger for a person with epilepsy. Part of learning to live with epilepsy is to figure out what things may trigger seizures in…

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How to stay safe in the bathroom with epilepsy

8th May 2018

For most people, the bathroom might not seem a particularly dangerous place, however, for those with epilepsy it can be extremely hazardous. It’s essential the precautions are taken to ensure people with epilepsy remain safe whilst using bathroom facilities, especially whilst bathing. If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with epilepsy then…

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