Epilepsy is a chronic brain condition marked by recurrent seizures. It affects about 1% of all people in the U.S.
A seizure is a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain that alters how the brain cells exchange messages.
The symptoms of a seizure can vary greatly, based on which part of the brain it affects. They can range from a slight sensory change or feeling of déjà-vu to a convulsion.
» Call the UPMC Comprehensive Epilepsy Center to make an appointment or learn more at 833-299-4320.
Focal seizures start in one side of the brain. Generalized seizures quickly affect both sides of the brain at the same time.
A seizure can start as focal but later spread to the entire brain, causing a convulsion.
Doctors further break out focal and generalized seizures into different types to better describe what happens.
Symptoms of focal seizures may include:
To make an appointment or learn more about epilepsy treatments, call 833-299-4320.
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