About Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a disorder where a nerve cell in the brain is disturbed. This can result into a seizure leaving the person unconscious.

Facts about Epilepsy

  • You can’t swallow your tongue during a seizure. It's physically impossible.
  • Most seizures end in seconds or a few minutes and will end on their own.
  • Don't force food into someones mouth if they're having a seizure. This could chip their teeth.
  • Epilepsy is not contagious.

  • Most people with epilepsy can do anything that a person without epilepsy can do. However, some people with frequent seizures can't drive, work, or may have problems in other parts of their life.

  • At least one million people in the world have uncontrolled epilepsy.

  • After a seizure a person may have trouble moving or doing there usually activities.

  • As of today epilepsy cannot be cured

  • You can die from epilepsy. Death of epilepsy doesn’t happen frequently but epilepsy is a very serious disease and many individuals do die from seizures.

  • Some symptoms of epilepsy is unusual behavior and unconsciousness.

Maintaining Epilepsy

    • People over the age of 65 must eat healthy to avoid having a seizure caused by epilepsy.
    • If you maintain a balanced diet you will have less seizures.
    • If you don’t sleep during the night you can have better chance of having a seizure.
    • It is important that your family members know what to do when your having a seizure.
    • Medicine can help you control epilepsy but not cure it.

    By: Sammy Shapiro

    March 13, 2015

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