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National Epilepsy Day 2022: Today Is National Epilepsy Day, Know The Symptoms And Causes Of This Neurological Disorder!

This disorder occurs when brain activity becomes abnormal causing seizures or abnormal behavior, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness.

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects the activity of the brain. The resulting abnormalities or abnormal behavior can lead to loss of sensations and sometimes, loss of awareness.

National Epilepsy Day 2022 is observed on 17 November to spread awareness about the most serious neurological disease. This disorder usually affects both men and women of all ages. This disorder occurs when brain activity becomes abnormal causing seizures or abnormal behavior, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness.

To know more about this disease it is better to understand its causes and symptoms.

Causes Of Epilepsy

  • Epilepsy can be caused by genetic influence.
  • Trauma or injury to the head can lead to brain disorders.
  • Abnormalities in the brain can lead to brain tumors such as arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and cavernous malformations.
  • Meningitis, HIV, viral encephalitis, and some parasitic infections can also cause epilepsy.
  • Before birth, babies can be affected by brain damage due to infection, lack of oxygen, or poor nutrition in the mother.
  • Developmental disorders such as autism.

Symptoms Of Epilepsy

Temporary delusions: A person who is troubled by delusions upon waking up. This temporary confusion gives rise to jumbled or disorganized thoughts and unusual, bizarre, or aggressive behavior.

Seizures: seizures is brief and usually lasts less than 15 seconds due to abnormal electrical activity in the brain causing disturbances in brain function.

Muscle stiffness: Muscle stiffness is referred to as the sensation of tightness in the muscles, which often leads to pain and makes it difficult to move.

Uncontrolled jerking of arms and legs: Uncontrolled jerking of arms and legs can result from chronic diseases, drug side effects, brain injury, stroke, trauma, or lack of oxygen to the brain.

Loss of consciousness or awareness: Loss of consciousness occurs when not enough blood reaches the brain and is matched by a loss of awareness of oneself and one’s surroundings.

Other symptoms include breathing problems, loss of bowel or bladder control, falling suddenly for no apparent reason, not responding to noises or words for brief periods, appearing confused or dazed, and shaking the head rhythmically and rapidly. Blinking eyes included.