Epilepsy New Zealand

Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder that affects 1% to 2% of the population. The people affected have recurring and spontaneous seizures. There are different types of seizures but they are always due to bursts of electrical activity in the brain. These bursts are caused by a chemical imbalance responsible for the transmission of impulses. The cause of epilepsy can be due to severe head injury, strokes, birth trauma, brain tumours, toxins, brain infection, brain diseases, genetic condition or drug abuse. In many cases the cause is unknown.

Epilepsy New Zealand provides support for those with the condition and awareness for those around them. Trained field officers offer support and epilepsy education to people with epilepsy, their families and whanau.

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PHYSICAL:

Reid House, 114 Alexandra Street, Hamilton 3204

POSTAL:

PO Box 1074, Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton 3240

Freephone:

0800 20 21 22

Phone:

07 834 3556

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