Epilepsy is a disorder characterized by seizures. This condition may be a result of defects in the brain, brain injury, head wounds, chemical imbalance, poor nutrition, childhood fevers, some infectious diseases, brain tumors, or some poisons.
Seizures are characterized by one or more of the following:
- Convulsions of the body's muscles
- Partial or total loss of consciousness
- Mental confusion
- Disturbances of bodily functions
Epilepsy is highly treatable through careful use of medication.
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Works to ensure people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences and to prevent, control, and cure epilepsy through research, education, advocacy, and services.