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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you looking for answers for some of the questions you're having? Others have had the same questions, too - and your answers are here.

What Do I Do If I See Someone Having a Seizure?
What do you do when someone has a seizure? You might have a loved one or coworker with epilepsy, and knowing seizure first aid may be helpful to them -- it may even save their life.

What Is My Risk Of Getting Epilepsy?
Your risk of getting epilepsy depends on your family history, as well as some of the medical conditions you may have.

What Is Epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a condition where nerve cells in the brain fire abnormally. This results in repetitive seizures that can involve the whole body, or just one area of the body.

Febrile Seizures - What Should I Do If My Baby Has One?
A question from a reader concerning febrile seizures, including which babies are susceptible to them and what you should do to treat them.

What Is Vagus Nerve Stimulation?
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a technique where an implanted device delivers electrical shocks to the brain at regular intervals. Through VNS, seizures can be controlled. VNS is typically used when medications cannot control seizures.

Commonly Asked Questions Concerning Sleep And Epilepsy
Do you jerk when you sleep? Will your epilepsy medication affect your sleep patterns? These are some commonly asked questions concerning epilepsy and sleep.

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