Epilepsy affects about 65 million people in the world. It is a brain disorder that causes people to sometimes have unusual behavior or recurring seizures. Seizures may cause violent muscle spasms or cause a person to lose consciousness. Most seizures end naturally, but can cause injury while they last.
There is no cure for epilepsy, but medicines can control seizures for most people. If you are caring for a person who has epilepsy, review this section to learn more about this condition. You will find out which small lifestyle changes may help prevent seizures. You will also learn what to do if a seizure occurs, and how to keep the person safe while it lasts.