Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders. It can affect people of all ages and sexes and, though seizures are the most common sign, epilepsy can cause other symptoms as well. Because the manifestations vary from person to person, it is considered a spectrum condition.
There are two types of partial seizures: simple and complex. In simple partial seizures, the individual remains completely conscious during the episode, and the symptoms last for a few seconds to minutes. The seizure is usually preceded by a strange feeling, followed by stomach discomfort or nausea. People often compare it to the sensations felt after performing strenuous physical activity. Pins and needles in the extremities may follow, as well as twitching of the legs, hands, and arms. Even though this type of seizure is not as violent as others, it can still be dangerous. Simple partial seizures are often precursors to more severe seizures.
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