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can someone over come epilepsy

By Anonymous December 7, 2017 - 10:25am
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can somebody over come epilepsy

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Hello Anon

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In the United States, about two million people have epilepsy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With epilepsy, neurons in the brain send abnormal signals, causing seizures. Someone who have epilepsy will have several seizures over their lifetime.

These abnormal electrical signals result from permanent damage to the brain tissue, from stroke, congenital brain defect, brain tumor or traumatic brain injury. People can have epilepsy at any age, though it commonly starts between the ages of 5 and 20, according to MedlinePlus.

There is no cure for epilepsy and there are many kinds of seizure-types - medication is required to prevent or limit seizures for most, but medication will not work for some people. Both patient and family need to be educated in the kind of epilepsy the patient has and also trained in how to recognize signs of an impending seizure and how to react/treat accordingly.


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