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Epilepsy

 

Is a chronic disease of the nervous system it is identified by fits or seizures.

What to look for

Seizures (episodes of abnormal mental or muscular activity) are the basic indicator of epilepsy. They vary widely… the loss of consciousness, rhythmic jerking motions and incontinence are among the signs, rhythmic twitching of a hand, face or the foot often followed by a period of weakness or paralysis this indicates a Jackson an seizure. Staring straight ahead and lapsing into complete immobility for a few seconds. Convulsions in an already ill child three months to three years old, it results from a sudden climb in fever this indicates a febrile seizure, Repetitive lip smacking, fiddling, and a sense of detachment from surroundings may indicate a temporal lobe seizure. Epilepsy is an neurological disorder. At the moment there are many different symptoms and they are widely differing degrees of severity. In all cases although it results from electrical activity in the brain. This then produces epilepsy’s identified seizures. Epilepsy is divided into two categories:

Generalized : Is where a disordered electrical activity over the whole brain. The two types of seizures underwent by this person are grand mal seizure and the petit mal.

The grand mal seizure begins when they smell something odd or unreal or buy having another type of sensation. They may also experience deja vu. The next stage is when the muscles contract and the person falls to the ground often in the process injuring themselves. The person may shout and the limbs may twitch and they will hold their breath. They also may bite their tongue and become incontinent.

With the petit mal seizure, the person normally does not fall down but may lose touch with reality for a very few minutes. This seizure normally happens in childhood and does not normally persist into adulthood. Most of the children may not even be aware of the attacks.

Partial : electrical activity in only one area of the brain. Among the partial seizures are temporal lobe seizures, which may be introduced by a hazy feeling of abdominal discomfort, sensory hallucination, and mistook visions such as deja vu;

Causes

 

Most off the experts do not know what causes this disorder. Experts think that it can be genetically passed down, lead poisoning, alcohol or drug addiction, head injury or due to birth trauma or the effects to organ disease. There might be something that triggers the attacks such as certain chemicals or sleep deprivation, flashing lights, some prescription and over the counter medications, foods, and possibly oral contraceptives and stress.

Personal care

Make sure you get enough sleep; too little can sleep can increase the chance of seizures.

Prevention

 

Watch for potential allergens like environments, or physical and it can also be emotional signs that precede attacks. It's not Unusual, for example, to ‘feel’ something straightaway before the attack, you should become aware of a warning sign.

When to seek further professional advice

If you or someone without a prior history of epilepsy experiences a seizure for the first time.
If one seizure follows another without a return to consciousness; the brain could be Stripped of oxygen,

Alternative/Natural Treatments

If you think you have epilepsy, you must seek professional help. Never treat yourself as certain drugs and treatments may be incompatible.

Homoeopathy: will have to get permission from your doctor to be able to treat your illness but you must go to a qualified and experienced homoeopath who can advise you on which treatments to use.

Traditional Treatment

 

By taking certain medications this disorder can be controlled. A person who has epilepsy has to wear a medic alert bracelet so that other people can quickly recognize what is happening during a seizure and help appropriately.

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Author - Body and Mind

Published - 2013-01-21