February 13, 2023
Epilepsy is a chronic, non-communicable brain disease that is manifested by a permanent tendency to present seizures, which are the clinical manifestation of brief disturbances in the electrical function of the brain. Worldwide, around 50 million people suffer from epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological disorders, according to the World Health Organization. On this occasion, Dr. Walter De la Cruz, neurologist at Clinica Ricardo Palma and Coordinator of the Epilepsy Unit of our institution, gives us some recommendations on how to act in the event of an epileptic seizure and thus be able to help the person who is suffering from it.
What to do in the event of an epileptic seizure:
What not to do in the event of an epileptic seizure:
When to go to a health facility
Most of the time it is not necessary to see a specialist after an epileptic seizure. However, it is recommended to do so when the following situations occur:
Dr. Walter De la Cruz
Neurologist and Coordinator of the Epilepsy Unit of Clínica Ricardo Palma