Epilepsy is a brain condition known for its seizures, and this episode explores what causes a seizure and its effects on the patient.
Epilepsy has a lot of misconceptions, so Preeti Parikh explains what doctors know about the condition. This brain disorder is known for its seizures, and this episode explores what causes a seizure and what it looks like. Witnessing a seizure can be alarming, and it’s important to get emergency medical help immediately. After a seizure, the patient may experience one or more post-seizure symptoms. While there is no cure for epilepsy, there are treatment options for those diagnosed with the condition.
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