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Can you die from an epilepsy seizure?

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My friend's boyfriend has Epilepsy, they were taking a walk and he had a seizure. He is in the hospital and she fears that he will die. So, can people die from having an epilepsy seizure??? PLEASE HELP!!!! baffle
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replied November 26th, 2011
SUDEP refers to Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy and can be a very real concern (estimates state that 8-17% of epilieptics may die from this). However, most of the current research suggests that this may be from cardiovascular related causes. As such, making sure that an epileptic patient takes very good care of their cardiovascular health may lower the risk.

What should be of greater concern, however, is the progressive loss of brain function over the years that can occur to epileptics. This is due to the underlying problem in seizures that affects the brain.

Overall, lifestyle changes can have a very large impact on brain health (no refined carbs, higher intakes of healthy fats w/ lower intake of unhealthy fats, exercise, stress reduction, more fruits / veggies /spices, etc..) and can protect the brain for decades to come.

Without a thorough medical history, this forum is not designed to diagnose, but rather, to help guide readers to a longer, healthier life.
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replied October 29th, 2012
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I have epilepsy like really bad and that's two or more seizure that can be about five or even more so.i was.wondering could I die any soon because also I have alot of like crims in my head all day long in my brain and they alway's hurt like hell but I just keep going on with life I alway's try to keep god frist in my life.
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replied October 30th, 2012
Are you currently seeing a neurologist?
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