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 Medical Inflammatory muscle disorder may increase risk for heart attack, stroke Medical Nigerian hospital quarantined after first Ebola death Medical Penis amputation instead of circumcision Medical Public and health workers urged to be on the lookout for people with Ebola symptoms News Fist bumps more hygienic than handshakes Medical Hospitalised woman dies of Ebola after taken to traditional healer From our sponsors Occlusal disease, a modern day dental problem 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.