Facts About Epilepsy

Sabtu, 21 Agustus 2010 ·

A neurological disorder that affects the nervous system, also known as epilepsy, seizures aother. AO In fact, epilepsy is often diagnosed when a person has 2-3 seizures that are not placed where it has had any known medical condition. The entry refers to a sudden high voltage electrical activity in the brain, and affects a person, feelings or actions of AM for short periods of time. Seizures can be so mild they go unnoticed or significantly interfere in ferocity. The cause of seizures is not known. You can be the direct result of brain damage or a factor of succession.

Anyone can develop epilepsy, which occurs in all ages and all races of people. Epilepsy is very common, affecting 1 in every 120 adults in the U.S. only. If a person with epilepsy or not depends on the threshold of crisis (resistance to shocks is an OSA). A low threshold for seizures, the person is more likely to have seizures for no reason. Such a person can easily develop a seizure during a seemingly harmless act outside triggers. A person with a high threshold of entry is probably due to a severe attack of an external factor, like a head injury. This means that almost everyone can have a seizure, if circumstances permit. Often, the payment may be followed immediately by an injury. It can take up to 60-10 months, but no known cause for this delay.


The causes of epilepsy can be classified into three groups. Each group is characterized by another type of crisis.

symptomatic epilepsy: In this type of epilepsy, is a known cause of the seizure. This can have a head injury, stroke or a scar in the brain. Infections such as meningitis can also lead to seizures. The analysis often shows the cause and initiating treatment.

Idiopathic Epilepsy: There is no known cause for this type of attack, except for a low threshold for seizures. This person has no disability and lead a normal life. The response to treatment is very good in these patients.

cryptogenic epilepsy: If a doctor rules of the two types of epilepsy, he or she can infer that the crisis was cryptogenic. It is assumed that the underlying reasons should be studied physical, attacks.

The diagnosis can be difficult because there is no obvious symptoms of epilepsy. The person making the decision may be little of what happened, to remember during this time. It is therefore useful to have seen information from someone who happens to have input. Blood tests, EEG, CT and MRI provide additional information.

new cases of epilepsy are more likely to occur in children during the first year of his life. This trend gradually until the child is 10 years, after which it stabilized.
People most likely to suffer attacks include:

Babies with low birth weight
Babies with abnormal brain structures
"People who have suffered a brain haemorrhage
"People who have had a severe brain injury
"People with cerebral palsy
"People with Disabilities
had children with febrile seizures
"People with a family history of seizures


About 70% of people with epilepsy with antiepileptic drugs (AED OSA) are treated. EDA, SOA only prevent attacks, not to cure epilepsy. The type of AED and the dosage depends on the nature of the attack. Some people experience a decrease in the propensity to crises as they age. Unfortunately, there are people who have never managed to control his epilepsy, despite receiving the most appropriate treatment.

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