NATIONAL EPILEPSY DAY: 17 TH NOVEMBER 2020

National Epilepsy Day 2020: Epilepsy is a chronic brain disorder that results in recurrent 'seizures' or 'fits'. Seizures occur due to the sudden, excessive electrical discharges in the neurons or brain cells. In India, November 17 is observed every year as National Epilepsy Day to create awareness about epilepsy. It is celebrated by the Epilepsy Foundation and various seminars, debates, stage events, etc. are organised to educate people about the epilepsy disease and its treatment methods.  What is Epilepsy Disease?  Epilepsy is a chronic brain disorder that results in recurrent 'seizures' or 'fits'. Seizures occur due to the sudden, excessive electrical discharges in the neurons or brain cells. This type of condition can affect people at any age and each age group suffers from different problems. Symptoms of Epilepsy  Sudden twitching (uncontrollable jerking motions of the arms and legs)Loss of consciousnessTingling sensation (feeling of pricking pins or needles) in arms or legsStiffness in muscles of arms or legs or face According to WHO, around 50 million people in the world are suffering from epilepsy disease and out of which 80% are living in developing countries. It is a treatable disease but three-fourth of people affected by this disease in developing countries do not get proper treatment. Approximately 10 million people in India are suffering from seizures that are associated with epilepsy. Causes of Epilepsy  Brain damage from prenatal and perinatal injuryCongenital abnormalitiesBrain InfectionsStroke and Brain TumorsHead Injury/ AccidentsA prolonged high fever during childhood Tips for Epileptic patients Take the epilepsy medications regularly as advised by the doctor, even if you are not having seizures.Do not discontinue the medications without your doctors’ advice.Consult your doctor while taking any other medications to avoid possible side effects or any complications.Do not drink alcohol as it provokes seizures.

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Details and comprehensive studies regarding Epilepsy which is more than educative post. Prevention is better and every seizure damage permanent and irreversible to the brain tissue.

Thanks Dr Dinesh Gupta
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HIGHLY USEFUL AND DETAILED INFORMATIVE EDUCATIVE. UPDATE..

Thank you doctor
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Very much important and helpful educative post for me, thank you Sir for your valuable sharing.

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