Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee

1 in 100 we’re here to help, with free education and support.  Epilepsy/seizure disorder = more tan one unproved seizure.  About 1 in 100 people in Tennessee have epilepsy/seizure disorders.  there are over 20 types of seizures, people with epilepsy must see a neurologist regularly.  Seizures are the symptoms of epilepsy, and are caused by brief interruptions or surges in the electrical activity of the brain.  1 in 26 will have epilepsy/seizure disorders at some point in their life  Some causes are head injury, infection, fever, brain tumors, or even genetics.  For 70% with epilepsy, NO cause is identified. Epilepsy in   America costs $15.5 billion a year.  Someone is newly diagnosed with epilepsy every 4 seconds.  In 40% of people with epilepsy, seizures do not respond to treatment.  Epilepsy is more common than Parkinson’s Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, and Muscular Dystrophy combined.  Services provided: advocacy, case management, education, medication assistance, newsletter, referrals, support groups.  Learn more at Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee.

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