To speak with one of our clinicians regarding epilepsy please call our reception on 01827 713664 to arrange a routine appointment where you will be assessed, we will offer you advice, any queries you have will be answered and a correct management plan will be ensured.

Epilepsy is a common condition that affects the brain and causes frequent seizures. Seizures are bursts of electrical activity in the brain that temporarily affect how it works. Epilepsy can have both genetic and acquired causes. Established acquired causes include serious brain trauma, stroke, tumours, and brain problems resulting from a previous infection. In about 60% of cases, the cause is unknown. Epilepsies caused by genetic, congenital, or developmental conditions are more common among younger people, while brain tumours and strokes are more likely in older people.

Seizures may also occur as a consequence of other health problems. If they occur right around a specific cause, such as a stroke, head injury, toxic ingestion, or metabolic problem, they are known as acute symptomatic seizures and are in the broader classification of seizure-related disorders rather than epilepsy itself.

For information on epilepsy and its care please check out the NHS website.