Epilepsy Awareness

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Everyone, yesterday I kicked off my Epilepsy Awareness
series!  I wanted to kind of talk about
Epilepsy a little bit since a lot of times when I say epilepsy, to my surprise
people don’t know what it is or they say something along the lines of “is that
kind of like narcolepsy?”  I wanted to
talk about epilepsy awareness since November is epilepsy awareness month, and
because I was diagnosed back in 2005.  I’ll
talk more about my story tomorrow, but for today let me just introduce a little
bit about this condition.
The actual definition for epilepsy is as follows:
A disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is
disturbed, causing seizures.  Can’t be
cured, but treatment may help.  Requires
a medical diagnosis.  Lab tests or
imaging often required.
Epilepsy may occur as a result of a genetic disorder or an
acquired brain injusry, such as a trauma or stroke.  During a seizure, a person experiences
abnormal behavior, symptoms, and sensations, sometimes including loss of
consciousness. 
So that’s just a little bit about epilepsy for now.  Stay tuned for the rest of the week as I talk
more about epilepsy and my story.

   

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