Epilepsy day 2019

National Epilepsy Day: Know the symptoms and treatment

10 months ago

Recurrent ‘seizures’ or ‘fits’ is being characterized by Epilepsy. Every year on 17th November, India observed the National Epilepsy Day create awareness about epilepsy. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 50 million people have epilepsy across the world, out of which 80 percent of people are living in developing countries. Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain that is caused as a result of sudden, excessive electrical discharges in the neurons.

Epilepsy can be caused due to brain damage, congenital abnormalities, infection, tumor, and Prolonged high fever during childhood.

Symptoms of Epilepsy are:

Sudden twitching, Loss of consciousness, sensation, and stiffness in muscles of arms and legs

Epilepsy is not a disease that can’t be treatable. There are some tips that must be followed when any patient faces a seizure. It is a treatable disease and with taking proper medication, the cure of epilepsy disease is possible.

National Epilepsy Day is observed to make people aware not to panic form the disease and this day also educate people via seminars, lectures, etc.

Seema Jain

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