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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Risk Factors for Epilepsy
When your family member or friend experiences a seizure, you may begin to wonder about your own risk of seizures. You may find it helps to know some of the risk factors for epilepsy and seizures.


5 Things To Know About Seizure First Aid
I am often asked, "What do I do if you have a seizure?" Watching a friend, loved one or colleague have an epileptic seizure can be extremely stressful. I've found a little bit of information goes a long way toward decreasing anxiety and diminishing stigma associated with epilepsy. Here are 5 things to remember when someone has a seizure.


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.

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.

Can Epilepsy Be Inherited?

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