1201 Piper Blvd, Suite 2 Naples, FL 34110 Phone: (239) 597-1799 Fax: (239) 597-4348 Toll Free: (888) 597-0002
14261 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 5 Fort Myers, FL 33912 Phone: (239) 561-2424 Fax: (239) 561-8888 Toll Free: (877) 497-2424
3280 Tamiami Trail, Suite 40A Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 249-4577 Fax: (941) 251-8229 Toll Free: (844) 356-2705

We offer Oxygen concentrators, Nebulizers, CPAP & BiPAP machines and supplies, and more!

Find out what else we offer
  • Web Site Options:
  • Printer Friendly
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add To Your Favorites
  • Re-Size Your Text: Aa Aa Aa

Health Issues

Epilepsy Overview and Facts

Epilepsy is a disorder that results from the generation of electrical signals inside the brain, causing recurring seizures. Seizure symptoms vary. Some people with epilepsy simply stare blankly for a few seconds during a seizure, while others have full-fledged convulsions.

About one in 100 people in the United States will experience an unprovoked seizure in their lifetime. However, a solitary seizure doesn't mean you have epilepsy. At least two unprovoked seizures are required for an epilepsy diagnosis.

Even mild seizures may require treatment, because they can be dangerous during activities like driving or swimming. Treatment — which generally includes medications and sometimes surgery — usually eliminates or reduces the frequency and intensity of seizures. Many children with epilepsy even outgrow the condition with age.