National Epilepsy (Apasmar) Day Quick Facts

Event NameNational Epilepsy (Apasmar) Day ()
Event Started2015
Event LevelNational Day
Observed byInternational Bureau (IBE) and International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE)

National Epilepsy (Apasmar) Day Brief

National Epilepsy Day is celebrated every year in India on 17 November to create awareness about epilepsy.

National Epilepsy (Apasmar) Day History

Epilepsy Day started in 2015. And the day was organized by the International Bureau of Investigation (IBE) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE). The day provides a platform for people with epilepsy to share their experiences and stories with a global audience.

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What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a chronic disease of the brain, characterized by frequent seizures or seizures. A person has a stroke due to sudden, abnormal and excessive electrical transmission in the neurons (brain cells) and as a result the person becomes unconscious. This disease can affect a person of any age and the problems of every age person suffering from this disease can be different.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 5 million people worldwide suffer from epilepsy, of which eighty percent live in developing countries. Epilepsy is treatable, yet three-quarters of those affected in developing countries do not receive the necessary treatment. About one million people in India suffer from epileptic seizures.

Symptoms of Epilepsy

  • Sudden twitching/twitching (uncontrolled tremors in the extremities).
  • Fainting.
  • Sensation (feeling of a pin or needle prick) in the arm or leg.
  • Tightness in the muscles of the arms and legs or face.

Causes of Epilepsy:

  • Brain damage such as prenatal and perinatal injuries.
  • Congenital abnormality.
  • Brain infection.
  • Stroke and brain tumours.
  • Head injury/accident.
  • Suffering from high fever for a long time during childhood.

Tips for patients suffering from epilepsy:

  • Patients suffering from epilepsy should take medicines regularly as per the advice of the doctor. Even if they do not have seizures, they should take medicines as per the doctor's advice.
  • Patients should not stop taking the drugs without the advice of their doctor.
  • Epilepsy patients should consult their doctor while taking any other kind of medicines to avoid possible side effects of those medicines or any other complications.
  • Don't drink alcohol. Consumption of alcohol develops the chances of having an attack.

Treatment of Epilepsy:

Epilepsy can be treated with drugs and surgery, but this disease requires continuous treatment. Sometimes the treatment of this disease lasts for three to five years. Generally, a patient of epilepsy recovers after taking the drug for 3-5 years, but this is possible only in 70 percent of the patients.

An operation is necessary for another 30 percent of patients. In epileptic patients, there is a problem of change in voice, dizziness, tongue twitching. Such patients can be cured only by operation.

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National Epilepsy (Apasmar) Day FAQs:

National Epilepsy (Apasmar) Day is observed every year on 17 November.

Yes, National Epilepsy (Apasmar) Day is an National Day that is celebrated every year on November all over the India.

National Epilepsy (Apasmar) Day started on 2015.

National Epilepsy (Apasmar) Day is observed every year by International Bureau (IBE) and International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE).

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