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Having epilepsy means that you have a tendency to have epileptic seizures. This is where electrical activity is happening in the brain all of the time.
A seizure happens when there’s a sudden burst of intense electrical activity in the brain. This activity causes a temporary disruption to the way that the brain normally works. Put simply, the brain’s messages become mixed up. How the body responds during a seizure, all depends where in the brain the activity begins and how widely and quickly it spreads.
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