Epilepsy and Seizures
Types of Epileptic Seizures
Seizures can happen in many ways, depending on which part of the brain is affected, and are given different names. Below we have described what happens during each type of seizure so you can identify which type you or your loved one is experiencing:
|Focal-onset seizures/partial seizures||Seizures that start in one side of the brain|
|Primary generalised||Seizures that affect both sides of the brain from the start|
|Refractory seizures||Seizures that are difficult to control with epilepsy medicines|
|Secondary generalisation/secondary generalised seizures||Focal seizures that spread to both sides of the brain, causing generalised seizures|
Call for an ambulance if someone:
Triggers of Epileptic Seizures
Often seizures seem to happen randomly. If possible, it is important to understand what causes seizures in individual patients to help you to control your epilepsy and reduce the number of seizures you have.
Commonly reported triggers are:
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