Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii

Information about Epilepsy


Facts About Epilepsy

  • More than 2,000,000 Americans have epilepsy.
  • Epilepsy is a generic term to describe recurrent seizures that vary in frequency and severity.
  • Seizures result from excessive electrical activity in the brain.
  • There are 20 different types of seizures including brief periods of staring or episodes of convulsions.
  • The cause of epilepsy is undetermined in about 70 percent of cases.  In the rest, the most common causes are head injuries, brain tumors, strokes, and infections such as viral encephalitis.
  • Most people with epilepsy live normal, active lives.

Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii
1050 Ala Moana Blvd Suite 2550
Honolulu, HI 96814

866-846-8078 (fax)