What is Epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a group of neurological disorders characterized by epileptic seizures.Epileptic seizures are episodes that can vary from brief and nearly undetectable to long periods of vigorous shaking. These episodes can result in physical injuries including occasionally broken bones.in epilepsy, seizures tend to recur and as a rule, have no immediate underlying cause.
As of 2015 about 39 million people have epilepsy.Nearly 80% of cases occur in the developing world. In 2015 it resulted in 125,000 deaths up from 112,000 deaths in 1990. Epilepsy is more common in older people. In the developed world, onset of new cases occurs most frequently in babies and the elderly.In the developing world onset is more common in older children and young adults, due to differences in the frequency of the underlying causes. About 5–10% of people will have an unprovoked seizure by the age of 80,and the chance of experiencing a second seizure is between 40 and 50%. In many areas of the world those with epilepsy either have restrictions placed on their ability to drive or are not permitted to drive until they are free of seizures for a specific length of time.
The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) provided a classification of the epilepsies and epileptic syndromes in 1989 as follows:
Localization-related epilepsies and syndromes
Unknown cause (e.g. benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes)
Symptomatic/cryptogenic (e.g. temporal lobe epilepsy)
Unknown cause (e.g. childhood absence epilepsy)
Cryptogenic or symptomatic (e.g. Lennox-Gastaut syndrome)
Symptomatic (e.g. early infantile epileptic encephalopathy with burst suppression)
Epilepsies and syndromes undetermined whether focal or generalized
With both generalized and focal seizures (e.g. epilepsy with continuous spike-waves during slow wave sleep)
Special syndromes (with situation-related seizures)
Raise Awareness For Epilepsy!
“Epileptic seizures are episodes that can vary from brief and nearly undetectable to long periods of vigorous shaking”
Epilepsy can not usually be cured, for those who have had a history of Epilepsy,
Strengthen the daily custody, pay attention to diet, the use of drugs, most people can get effective control.
Also, wear a Medical id bracelet or Necklace let it protect you in the event of a sudden Epilepsy!
It's really important for five reasons:
1:Let others know your condition and provide you with whatever assistance they can!
2:Suddenly, let the ambulance pass through your medical id bracelet,can understand your condition, for medication
3:If you carry a dedicated drug, Medical id bracelet can also help the rescuer quickly find the drug, take it
4:Help the rescuer to contact your family in time.
5:Can be used as a Alert to their own, so that their own attention to diet, strengthen prevention
Why can your medical id bracelet or necklace do this?
This is because we recommend that you engraving the following information on your meidcal id bracelet or necklace:
FIRST AND LAST NAME
EPILEPSY OR MEDICAL CONDITION
MEDICATIONS AND ALLERGIES
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER
DR. PHONE NUMBER
- March 31, 2017
- David Douglas