Fatima Sana Shaikh is raising awareness with her latest article on a neurological condition called epilepsy. Know what this brain disorder is, its symptoms, treatment and much more.
Fatima Sana Shaikh is currently creating a lot of buzz on the internet after posting an awareness message regarding epilepsy, a brain disorder that causes recurrent and unprovoked seizures due to disturbed activity of nerve cells living in the brain. With her post, the actress marks the 2022 Epilepsy Awareness Challenge. She shared a mirror selfie and wore a fuzzy trench coat, on her social media, while writing a caption about epilepsy that appeals to the big audience as she also urged people to share their epilepsy stories. The caption reads: “I just wanted to post a photo to talk about epilepsy. Koi relevance nahi hai photo about ka 😂
What is epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes recurrent unprovoked seizures due to disturbed activity of nerve cells living in the brain. You are often diagnosed with epilepsy if you have two or more unprovoked seizures. Epilepsy can occur as a result of a genetic disease or brain injury, but many people never know the cause.
Fatima Sana Shaikh also added five facts about epilepsy that people need to know, 1. 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy, 2. There are four main types of epilepsy (focal onset, secondary generalized onset, combination and unknown) 3. Estimates are about 1/3 of people with epilepsy have drug-resistant (ie refractory or incurable) epilepsy. 4. Anything someone can do while conscious can be done during a seizure with altered consciousness (walking, talking, eating,) 5. Almost anything can be a seizure trigger for someone.
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It is a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. A seizure is an abnormal increase in electrical activity in your brain. Epilepsy is diagnosed when you have two or more seizures with no other identifiable cause.
Signs and symptoms of epilepsy:
- Temporary confusion
- Looking at
- Stiff muscles
- Uncontrollable jerky movements of the arms and legs
- Loss of consciousness or consciousness
- Psychological symptoms such as fear, anxiety or deja vu
- sleep disorders
- panic attacks
- Particular changes in the senses, such as smell, touch, and sound
- Fear for no apparent reason
Currently, there is no cure for most types of epilepsy. A doctor may prescribe antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) to help prevent seizures. If these medications don’t work, other possible options include surgery, vagus nerve stimulation, or a special diet.