Epilepsy is a neurological disorder in which brain activity is disrupted and the result is confused emotions, muscle spasms, and seizures, in order to be diagnosed with Epilepsy you need to have more than 1 seizure. It’s important to know about because some people with Epilepsy can be triggered by allergies, flashing lights, and drinking or smoking. Their is no cure for Epilepsy.
1.Epilepsy is more common than Autism, and Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis combined.
2.Epilepsy can paired with autism, alzheimer's disease, and traumatic brain injury.
3. 200,000 people a year are diagnosed with Epilepsy
4. Soldiers can get Epilepsy from PTSD.
5. Epilepsy is deadly and 50,000 people die every year from the deadly seizures.
6. Epilepsy can be caused by a central nervous system infections, stroke, and heavy trauma to the head.
7. Epilepsy is caused by unusual brain activity.
8. There are 2 types of Epileptic seizures, Focal and Generalized seizure
9. 30% of people with Epilepsy suffer from generalized seizures
10. 1% of the population of America will be diagnosed with Epilepsy
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Five Things a Person Can Do to Maintain or Improve Their Health
Taking AEDs (Antiepileptic Drugs) such as
2. Avoiding Epileptic triggers, such as flashing lights, allergies, alcohol and or smoking.
3. Exercising can decrease epileptic seizures.
4. Seeking emotional support
5. A healthy diet, a high fat, no sugar, low protein diet has been known to decrease the amount of seizures of people diagnosed with epilepsy since the 1920’s.
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There is no common name for Epilepsy other than the name itself,
Other than Epilepsy there are no nicknames for Epilepsy.
Definition: Epilepsy is a neurological disorder in which brain electricity is disrupted causing spasms and seizures.
Who can get Epilepsy?
Anyone and everyone can get Epilepsy, about 180,000 new cases pop up every year throughout the world, every race can get epilepsy and everyone in every nation can get Epilepsy. Epilepsy can be caused by genetic disorders like tuberous sclerosis,
The young and the old are most at risk for Epilepsy because of the risk of head injuries, or if they are on the autistic spectrum or are late in their life of having alzheimer's disease.
Epilepsy is found throughout the world and is not limited to one specific location because it is a neurological disorder.
The symptoms of Epilepsy
The only visible symptom of Epilepsy is seizures, some seizures will make you blank out into space for a moment or make you turn your head. Epileptic seizures cause you to jerk out of control and you are unable to move. Epileptic seizures often happen without warning and there is no cure.
How is Epilepsy diagnosed
A physical exam and detailed medical history is the best way to diagnose Epilepsy, the Doctor would also need to rule out other causes of the seizures is to test blood, test spinal fluid for possible infection, and a toxic exam to rule out illicit drugs and poisons.
Treatment for Epilepsy,
The only treatments are for preventing seizures with Special Diets and Nerve Stimulants, there are medications but they can only try to prevent seizures they can't cure them.
Can Epilepsy be cured?
Epilepsy cannot be cured, people can take anticonvulsants and anti seizure medications to prevent a seizure that could be fatal, however currently it can not be cured.
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Is Epilepsy fatal?
Epilepsy is deadly and the cause of death is SUDEP (Sudden unexpected death of epileptic people.) 1 in 1000 people with Epilepsy will die of SUDEP, recent studies have found that the people who die from SUDEP die from impaired breathing, fluid in the lungs, and being face down on bedding because of a deadly seizure.
The future of Epilepsy treatment.
A pill developed by a team of scientists is being developed led by Professor Dimitri Kullmann, it will be taken if someone with epilepsy is feeling a seizure, they take it and it suppresses the brain activity genetically, depending on the severity of the seizure it could be heavily sedating and you might need to be put in to intensive care for montiering.