Epilepsy commonly known as fits or seizures is a result of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. There are several types of epilepsy, the most known to public is the generalized tonic clonic type also known as grand mal epilepsy, which is characterized by tonic clonic (violent jerky) movements of the body, loss of consciousness, frothing from the mouth and urinary incontinence. The other commonly occurring seizures are complex partial seizures (temporal lobe epilepsy) wherein the patient performs certain complex motor acts without his knowledge for a brief time. We also have absence seizures (petit mal epilepsy) which are commonly found in children, these are characterized by episodes wherein the child is “absent” from whatever he/she was doing for a few seconds. There are several causes for epilepsy, such as infections, parasitic infestations, tumors, clots etc., but the most common is “idiopathic” where the cause cannot be found.

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We have several types of medicines which can very effectively control the seizures for ever.