RSS

Explaining Epilepsy to a Friend

30 Nov

Epilepsy Talk

Do many people have epilepsy?

In America, Epilepsy is as common as Breast Cancer, and takes as many lives.

Epilepsy affects over 3 million Americans of all ages – more than Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, and Parkinson’s Disease combined.

One in 10 people will suffer a seizure in their lifetime.

One in 100 people will develop Epilepsy.

Is epilepsy a disease?

No, epilepsy is a disorder of the central nervous system, specifically the brain.

Is epilepsy contagious?

No, epilepsy is not contagious. You can’t “catch” epilepsy from another person.

What is epilepsy?

It’s like a storm in the brain. Seizures happen when there is unusual electrical activity. Your brain cells are constantly sending out electrical signals that travel along nerves to the rest of the body.

These signals tell the muscles to move. During a seizure, a person’s muscles tighten and relax rapidly or stop moving completely. Seizures…

View original post 1,301 more words

Advertisements
 
Leave a comment

Posted by on November 30, 2014 in Tips

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: