Epilepsy Curable

Epilepsy CurableEpilepsy Curable

Epilepsy is curable and on average about 76% of patients who take their medications on a regular basis, can stop taking the drugs after three to five years from the onset of the disease, said Tayebeh Abbasiyoun, a board member of Iran Epilepsy Society.

“About 800,000 people in the country suffer from epilepsy,” ISNA quoted her as saying.

Noting that the disease is more common among children and older people, she said strokes, genetic factors and concussions could also trigger the condition. Medication for epilepsy is locally available and covered by insurance of the Social Security Organization.

The 12th International Congress on Epilepsy will be held on January 20 at Razi Conference Hall of Iran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran.