Cycling and epilepsy

28th August 2019

It’s more common than you would expect for people with epilepsy to wonder whether it’s safe to cycle or not. This is partly due to the growing popularity of cycling as a form of exercise and enjoyment, but also because many people with epilepsy are unable to drive until they’ve been seizure-free for over a…

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Category: Leisure

Epilepsy and flying – what to do at the airport

17th July 2019

Having epilepsy should not prevent a person from being able to travel, whether it’s for work or to enjoy a much needed holiday. However, for many people with epilepsy travel may be problematic, particularly when it involves flying.  Many people with epilepsy may have their seizures triggered when they’re tired, which is likely to be…

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Advice and guidance on travelling with epilepsy

18th February 2019

Whether it’s a Summer holiday, a weekend getaway or a business trip, travelling when you have epilepsy can present a number of issues, especially if you’re leaving the UK. However, rest assured that with a bit of extra preparation there’s no reason you can’t take trips abroad with epilepsy. There are a few key things…

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Alcohol and Epilepsy

14th January 2019

If you have been recently diagnosed with epilepsy, you might wonder how safe it is to drink alcohol. One of the chief concerns is whether alcohol can increase the risk of seizures and how it might react with the medication you have been prescribed. Please note, the information in this post is general and you…

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Tips for people with epilepsy finding travel insurance

11th October 2018

On occasion, it has been noted that some travel insurance companies charge a higher premium for people with epilepsy. This is often because epilepsy is classified as a “pre-existing condition”, which means you will may be deemed a higher risk. This may affect the premium. Once you apply for travel insurance you are likely to…

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Guide to using the gym safely for people with epilepsy

10th April 2018

If you’re a regular gym user or someone who’s looking to sign up for a membership for the first time you might be wondering how your epilepsy could affect you. The good news is that there’s no reason your epilepsy should hold you back in your pursuit of fitness, you might just have to take…

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Category: Leisure