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

Temperature-induced seizures

17th September 2018

There are many potential triggers that could cause an individual to have a seizure. Triggers are not generalised across the epilepsy populations, therefore, individuals will experience specific types of triggers. However, some triggers are more common than others. For example, stress and sleep deprivation are two of the more common triggers. Another trigger that’s experienced…

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Category: Seizures

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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Category: Seizures

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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Category: Seizures