Epilepsy: The Dangers of Seizures and More

Epilepsy is a disorder of the central nervous system in which normal brain cell activity becomes disrupted, leading to seizures. In addition to seizures that can result in the loss of consciousness or awareness, epilepsy increases the risk of several additional complications. Here’s what epilepsy patients, family members, and caretakers should know.

Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date: Oct 18, 2013

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