Each year, more than 1 in 1,000 people with epilepsy die from SUDEP – the sudden, unexpected death of someone with epilepsy, who was otherwise healthy.
In SUDEP cases, no other cause of death is found. While the cause of sudden death is unknown, people with poorly controlled seizures are at the greatest risk.
For people living with epilepsy, the greatest way to reduce risk is to achieve control of their seizures. If seizures aren’t controlled through medication, additional medical procedures, devices and dietary therapy is available.
Additional educational, financial and support services are available through Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida.
– Cyndee Woolley, APR, C2 Communications