National Epilepsy Awareness Month

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National Epilepsy Awareness Month

On March 26, its purple day in support of Epilepsy awareness around the world with people wearing purple and learning a little bit more about epilepsy and who gets affected by it on a give day and in a year.

A lot of people are unaware of what epilepsy is and how it hurts peoples regular lives on a daily basis. Epilepsy is a disorder not a disease that is a physical condition that is characterized by changes in how a persons brain works. It is neurological and it usually shows itself in the forms of seizures.

According to epilepsy.ca approximately 0.6 percent of Canada has epilepsy and each day around 42 people learn that they have the disorder.

There is no cure for the disease as doctors still do not know about what the cause is and how people end up getting it. There are a lot of different ways that people can have epileptic seizures as there are many different forms of epilepsy.

A family that has a son who has epilepsy said that when their son developed it at the age of 8 they have tried many different medicines and treatments but nothing is working at the current moment. They even reverted to medical marijuana which also had no effect in limiting their sons seizures.

The major form of treatment is long term drug therapy but drugs are not the cure and they can have many side effects that could be severe.

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