Epilepsy

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Epilepsy

Epilepsey. What is it? Epilepsy is a chronic medical condition marked by recurrent epileptic seizures.

Causes of Epilepsey (and transmission)Most cases of Epilepsy are caused by unknown factors, Epilepsy puzzles doctors and scientists in this way. 65% of Epilepsy cases are caused by unknown factors. 35% of Epilepsy cases are caused by head injury

Interesting Fact #1Epilepsy's awareness color is purple

Around 87 people are diagnosed with epilepsey everyday

Interesting Fact #2Pythagorsas, Aristotle, Edgar Allen Poe, Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens, and Issac Newton all had epilepsy at some point in their life

SymptomsTemporary ConfusionA staring spellUncontrolable jerking of the arms and legsLoss of awareness or consciousness

TreatmentBecause of doctors not knowing specifically what causes Epilepsy there is no permanent cure. But medications, combinations of medications, nerve therapy, and in some cases if the epilepsy is caused by head trauma it can be surgically removed

Interesting Fact #31/24 people will have an epileptic seizure in their lifetime, but this doesn't mean they have epilespy

Prevention Because Doctors do not know what causes non trauma cases of Epilepsy there is no "prevention", but for head trauma Epilepsy you can always wear a helmet and be safe

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