What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy, Convulsions, seizures or fits are some of the most common neurological disorders, with an annual incidence of 35 to 52 cases per 100,000 persons. It is a central nervous system disorder that affects the nerve cell activity in the brain characterized by the presence of recurrent, unprovoked seizures.

The patient has a propensity to manifest recurrent episodes of disturbed behavior symptoms and sensations, including loss of consciousness. Seizures or convulsions can have profound physical and psychosocial consequences.

However, one single seizure or fit does not indicate Epilepsy. The disease can only be diagnosed if there is an underlying tendency toward recurrent, unprovoked seizures or fits.