Home > Medical > Epilepsy > Living with epilepsy Living with epilepsy All sections in Epilepsy » About Epilepsy » Childhood & Epilepsy » FAQs » Health Tips » Living with Epilepsy » Multimedia » Epilepsy News » Real-life Story » Education » Surgery » Terminology » Friends & Family » Women & Epilepsy Heart to heart forum x Seizure-smart swimming People with epilepsy are up to 19 times more likely to drown than those in the general population. But with basic precautions, you can stay safe and enjoy the water this summer. Seizing a seizure at work One in a hundred people have epilepsy, but most are too ashamed or afraid to discuss it with friends or colleagues. Quiz Am I eating to optimise my health? » Ask CyberShrink » Join Body Talk » Subscribe Newsletters » 6 ways to upgrade your life A headache-free festive season An aura can warn you It might be the smell of burnt rubber, or the sound of music playing that marks the start of an epileptic episode. What is this warning sign of epilepsy and what can it tell us? Swimming People with epilepsy sometimes feel that the benefits of swimming do not outweigh the risk of having a seizure in the water. However, by taking a few simple precautions, most people with epilepsy can safely participate in swimming and other water sports. The consequences of social stigma Consequences include psychological problems, legalised discrimination and unemployment. Epilepsy and diet The so-called Ketogenic Diet has been used to treat epilepsy, but this remains controversial. Epilepsy and social stigma Despite progress made in public education, misconceptions continue to influence societal attitudes and behaviour towards people with epilepsy. Driving Is it advisable to drive? What is the legal situation and should you take precautions? This section answers these important questions. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.