True or FALSE

Epilepsy

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1 Epilepsy is a com­mon con­di­tion that af­fects the brain and causes fre­quent seizures.

2 True False The con­di­tion can be­gin at any age, but usu­ally starts in child­hood.

3 True False Seizures – or fits – are the only known symp­tom of epilepsy.

4 True False Treat­ments in­clude drugs, while a ke­to­genic diet (a diet very low in carbs) has been known to help ease symp­toms.

True False

1 True The seizures are bursts of elec­tri­cal ac­tiv­ity in the brain that tem­po­rar­ily af­fect how it works.

2 True It is also com­mon for the con­di­tion to de­velop in over-60s.

3 FALSE Other symp­toms in­clude los­ing aware­ness, be­com­ing stiff, and strange sen­sa­tions such as a ‘ris­ing’ feel­ing in the tummy.

4 True In some cases, you may have surgery to re­move a small part of the brain caus­ing seizures, or a small elec­tri­cal de­vice can be in­serted in­side the body to con­trol symp­toms.

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