What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a disease of the brain that causes people to have repeated seizures. A seizure is a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain. These seizures are not caused by another underlying cause, such as a high fever.  

Epilepsy can affect people in very different ways. This is because there are many causes and many different kinds of seizures. Some people may have multiple types of seizures or other medical conditions in addition to epilepsy. These factors play a major role in determining both the severity of the person’s condition and the impact it has on his or her life.  

The way a seizure looks depends on the type of seizure a person is experiencing.  Some seizures can look like staring spells. Other seizures can cause a person to collapse, shake, and become unaware of what’s going on around them.

Epilepsy Foundation Ohio

Epilepsy Foundation Ohio offers programs and serves to serve those in Ohio affected by epilepsy. These include seizure first aid training for school personnel/students/nurses/first responders/childcare personnel and senior are personnel; help finding resources; online support groups; Kid’s Crew for kids who have epilepsy or love someone who has epilepsy; awareness and family activities and much more.