Home > Medical > Epilepsy > FAQs 19 July 2004 How common is epilepsy? Epilepsy is far more common than thought. One in every two hundred people and one in twenty people have a seizure at some point in their lives. 0 Quiz Am I eating to optimise my health? » 6 ways to upgrade your life A headache-free festive season Epilepsy is far more common than thought. One in every two hundred people and one in twenty people have a seizure at some point in their lives. More in Medical How is epilepsy treated? More: EpilepsyFAQs advertisement Get a quote Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news News Doctor leading Ebola fight contracts disease himself Medical SA to start HIV+ patients on antiretrovirals sooner Medical Gut bacteria suffer when hit with infection Medical Is your diabetes well controlled? High-salt diets can spell heart woes News SA youth want drinking age lowered Medical Amount of alcohol consumed may be linked to all types of arthritis From our sponsors A number of good reasons why saving the tooth is a better option Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many. Live healthier Yoga » Exercise time? Yoga mats matter Yoga and sleep What yoga can do for you Yoga is a stress-buster, but it also helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain and other ills. Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health.