Stress and Epilepsy – Can Stress Trigger Seizures?

3rd March 2022

Stress is a relative term that can be different for each person. For some people, it can be as a result of emotional trauma, and for others it could be a tough week at work. Epilepsy and seizures can also affect each person differently. There are a lot of correlations between stress and seizure activity,…

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Category: Advice, Living with Epilepsy, Seizures

Energy Drinks and Epilepsy – Should They Be Avoided?

20th September 2021

Many people enjoy energy drinks. In fact, somewhere between 30% and 70% of adults are classed as frequent consumers. Energy drinks can be ideal for providing a caffeine hit and some easy access energy when it’s most needed, especially for those who don’t drink coffee and there are a lot of people who simply enjoy…

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Category: Leisure, Living with Epilepsy, Seizures

Photosensitive epilepsy

24th September 2019

Photosensitive epilepsy is the term commonly used for people who have seizures triggered by flashing or flickering lights and patterns. Due largely to its depiction in TV and film, it’s also a type of epilepsy trigger that many people think is an extremely common trigger. Although it affects around 20,000 people in the UK alone,…

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Category: Seizures

Does more need to be done to safeguard people with photosensitive epilepsy online?

5th June 2019

There are approximately 20,000 people in the UK who have photosensitive epilepsy. At present, there are guidelines on warnings for films and TV to warn those who may be affected by flashing images. However, there have been recent calls that the government needs to do more to safeguard people who are watching videos online. There…

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Category: Living with Epilepsy, Seizures

What causes epilepsy?

29th May 2019

Epilepsy is a rather broad terminology for a group of symptoms that has one thing in common, seizures that arise in the brain. As such, there is a broad range of potential causes that can lead to a person being diagnosed with epilepsy. Causes of epilepsy can be incredibly complex and are often difficult to…

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Category: Seizures

Status epilepticus (prolonged seizures)

21st February 2019

For most people who have epilepsy, a seizure will usually last a similar amount of time. However, on occasion a seizure may not stop of its own accord or the person may experience a further seizure without any time for recovery. Should this last for 30 minutes or more, this is what is known as…

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Category: Seizures