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Ways to Lower SUDEP Risks If You Are Living With Epilepsy

Key Takeaways

  • What is SUDEP? Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) on average occurs in 1 out of 1,000 people with epilepsy. The rate increases to 1 in 150 when epileptic seizures are uncontrolled.
  • While all people with epilepsy need information about SUDEP, the risk is higher among those with frequent, uncontrolled seizures. That's especially true if you experience generalized tonic-clonic (GTC) seizures (convulsive or grand mal seizures) that affect the whole body.
  • Lower your SUDEP risk by finding treatment that effectively reduces seizure frequency and severity. You can also make other changes at home.

*Every person’s seizures are different and individual results will vary

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