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Epilepsy in South Africa :International Epilepsy Day 12 February

Are you or someone you know affected by epilepsy? On International Epilepsy Day, observed every 12th of February, we join hands with organisations worldwide to raise awareness about this neurological condition and support those living with epilepsy.


Understanding Epilepsy:

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterised by recurrent seizures, affecting people of all ages. These seizures can vary in severity and duration, and they occur due to abnormal electrical activity in the brain.


Symptoms and Diagnosis:

Symptoms of epilepsy can range from brief, subtle movements to convulsions and loss of consciousness. Diagnosis typically involves a thorough medical history, physical examination, and various tests, such as EEG (electroencephalogram) and imaging scans.


Managing Epilepsy:

While epilepsy cannot be cured, it can often be managed effectively with medications, lifestyle modifications, and sometimes surgery or other interventions. It’s crucial for individuals with epilepsy to work closely with healthcare professionals to develop a personalised treatment plan.

Get in Touch:

If you or a loved one is living with epilepsy, know that you’re not alone.Together, we can navigate your epilepsy journey and work towards better seizure control and an improved quality of life.

Related reading: For more information on epilepsy, check out this insightful blog post from Epilepsy South Africa.


Contact Information:

Mayo 9 General Practice Centre

Ground Floor, Constantia Kloof

Tel: 081 645 0713




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