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What is epilepsy?

Epilepsy is defined as the tendency to have repeated seizures (not just one) which start in the brain. A brief disturbance in the brain’s normal electrical activity causes the nerve cells to fire off random signals. The result is like an electrical storm that causes a temporary overload in the brain.  For more information on epilepsy and how it can affect you, please check out our Epilepsy information section.


Whether you are a young girl going through puberty, a woman planning a family or going through the menopause, our Women's section contains plenty of information you may find useful in managing your epilepsy throughout your life.