Epileptic People Need Support!
The City of Ekurhuleni has encouraged citizens to join forces to highlight the plight of people with epilepsy, their families and caregivers. The event takes place every year on the second Monday of February to raise awareness about the condition around the world. Epilepsy is a brain condition which causes seizures. It’s one of the most common disorders of the nervous system which affects children and adults. A seizure occurs when one or more parts of the brain has a burst of abnormal electrical signals that interrupt normal brain signals. Epilepsy can develop at any age and is not always easy to spot, especially in the case of the young ones.
Therefore, parents are advised to look out for some of the general symptoms or warning signs of seizures: Stiffening of the body. Breathing problems. Loss of bowel or bladder control. Falling suddenly for no apparent reason, especially when associated with loss of consciousness. Not responding to noise or words for brief periods. Periods of rapid eye blinking and staring. Be wary of these red flags and consult a health practitioner as soon as possible so that they can start with treatment once diagnosed.