Epilepsy can be commonly defined as a predisposition of the brain, or a part of it, to present episodes of abnormal electroclinical activity that can manifest as altered state of consciousness, involuntary movements, or many other symptoms. “Convulsions”, a repetitive body shaking that occurs in generalized seizures, are its most recognized symptoms. But there are many types of seizures, some extraordinarily strange or subtle, which often make it difficult and delay its diagnosis.

The main thing when approaching the diagnosis of this disease is to obtain the appropriate data through the clinical interview. The way in which our consciousness is altered is different depending on whether it is an epileptic seizure or a heart problem. The clinical diagnosis will direct the tests in the right direction, to obtain confirmation of the epilepsy, the type and the cause of it. And in this way apply the most appropriate therapy to avoid the repetition of the episodes.

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