Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which clusters of nerve cells or neurons in the brain become abnormal. Neurons normally generate electrochemical impulses that act on other neurons, glands and muscles to produce human thoughts, feelings and action.
Epilepsy is a treatable brain disorder. Anyone can get epilepsy. One person in every hundred has epilepsy. It takes many forms such as convulsive movements of the limbs and face with loss of consciousness or short lapses of attention or abrupt jerks of the whole body or simple drop attacks or brief episodes of abnormal behaviour.
Epilepsy is a disorder with many possible causes. Anything that disturbs the normal pattern of neuron activity - from illness to brain damage to abnormal brain development can lead to seizures.
When helmets when on two wheeler's. It can save your life and prevent an epileptic attack.
Drive within speed limits and don't hand out of the door when travelling
Wash your hands ! When eggs of the tapeworm get lodged in the brain, it can result in the epileptic seizures. Humans are definite hosts of the tapeworm and pigs intermediate hosts. We self-infect when we do not wash hands before eating and/or when eat pork that is not well cooked and/or when we ingest vegetables that are not washed. Vegetables gather this parasite when they are grown in contaminated soil.
Heed the doctor's advice regarding appropriate antenatal care and safe delivery. When there is lack of oxygen to the brain, it results in scar tissues which can cause seizures. For various reasons, this can happen to the child when in the mother's womb during birth and after. Such complications can be prevented if the mother has adequate nutrition, adequate management during pregnancy and adequate birthing facilities should emergencies occur.
To Be Continued .....
Courtesy : Dr.Girish Nair, Fortis Hospital