• Question: What is epilepsy?

    Asked by sarlotte to Iain, Jo, Leo, Mariam on 23 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
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      Mariam Orme answered on 23 Jun 2010:

      Epilepsy is a pretty common disorder which results in people having seizures.

      It’s a genetic disorder, and it’s due to abnormal activity in the neurons of your brain, though it’s not clear exactly what’s going on.

      Epilepsy can’t be cured, but there are pretty effective ways of treating it to keep it under control.

      If you want more info, take a look at this:

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      Leo Garcia answered on 23 Jun 2010:

      Epilepsy is a brain disorder which causes unprovoked ‘fits’ or seizures. It can be controlled with medication.

      About 50 million people worldwide have some form of epilepsy, including Huge Weaving (Agent Smith from the Matrix) and singer/songwriter Neil Young. Apparently Charles Dickens had it, too!


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      Iain Moal answered on 23 Jun 2010:

      Epilepsy is a illness where people who suffer from it get seisures due to electrical activity in the brain getting out of control, and their neurons fire like crazy.