Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee

1 en 100 we’re here to help, with free education and support. Epilepsy/seizure disorder = more tan one unproved seizure. About 1 en 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 en 26 will have epilepsy/seizure disorders at some point in their life Some causes are head injury, infection, fever, brain tumors, or even genetics. Para 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. En 40% of people with epilepsy, seizures do not respond to treatment. Epilepsy is more common than Parkinson’s Disease, Parálisis Cerebral, Multiple Sclerosis, and Muscular Dystrophy combined. Services provided: Abogacía, case management, educación, medication assistance, newsletter, referrals, grupos de apoyo. Obtenga más información en Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee.

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