National Epilepsy Day 2022

Introduction – National Epilepsy Day is celebrated every year on November 17 to raise awareness about the symptoms and impact of epilepsy among common people. The main purpose of this international day is to inform people about the signs and effects of epilepsy.

Epilepsy – It is one of the neurological disorders which causes recurrent seizures. The seizures occur due to a consequence of sudden extreme electrical discharges in the brain cells. Epilepsy may affect people of any age group, which has unique concerns and problems. It affects the brain activity that causes seizures, sensations, loss of awareness, and periods of unusual behaviors. Epilepsy affects both females and males of all ethnic backgrounds, ages, and races.

Causes of Epilepsy – There are some of the causes of epilepsy are given below –

  • Brain tumors and stroke
  • Family history
  • Brain abnormalities
  • Brain infections
  • Head trauma
  • Developmental disorders
  • Prenatal injury

Symptoms – The symptoms of Epilepsy may depend on the type of seizure. There are some of the symptoms of Epilepsy are given below –

  • Temporary confusion
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Stiff muscles
  • Many psychological symptoms such as anxiety, fear, and many more

Risk factors – There are several risk factors of epilepsy are given below –

  • Head injuries
  • Dementia
  • Seizures in childhood
  • Head injuries
  • Family history
  • Stroke and many other vascular diseases

Some tips for epileptic patients – There are many tips for epileptic patients are discussed below –

  • Do not stop taking the medicine without discussing it with your doctor
  • Avoid alcohol as it provokes seizures
  • Should take the epilepsy medicines timely as per talk with your doctor.

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