Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures. About 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy and it is most likely to affect the young children and people above the age of 65 years. Epileptic seizures are usually unpredictable, episodic, and brief.
Indications of seizures include:
• Odd feelings, often indescribable
• Unusual smell, taste, sound or visual perceptions
• Unusual experiences – out-of-body sensations; feeling detached; body looks or feels different; situations or people look unexpectedly familiar or strange
• Confused feelings
• Memory lapse
• Daydreaming episodes
• Jerking movements of arms, legs and other body parts
• Twitching, shaking, stiffening, tongue biting, incontinence, falling, drooling, eyelid fluttering
• Tingling, numbness or feeling of electricity in parts of the body
• Losing control of urine and stool unexpectedly.