It’s a group of chronic disorder neurological disease where a person has repeated seizures. Epilepsy is usually only diagnosed after a person has had more than one seizure, it can occur any age. Seizures are bursts of electrical activity in the brain that temporarily affect how it works. They can cause a wide range of symptoms.
Seizures can affect people in different ways, depending on which part of the brain is involved.
Possible symptoms include:
Convulsion with no temperature, Uncontrollable jerking and shaking called “fit”
Losing awareness and staring blankly into space
For a short period, the person is unresponsive to instructions or questions
Body becoming stiff
Strange sensations – such as a “rising” feeling in the tummy, unusual smells or tastes, and a tingling feeling in your arms or legs