Why did I choose this topic?
I chose this topic because I thought it was interesting and I didn’t fully understand it. I had heard about it before and knew it was associated with seizures. I don’t have any direct connections with it but I thought not many people would know all the facts. This is important to know about because Epilepsy is a serious disorder. In the 2013 population of the US 750,000 children (0-17) had been diagnosed with Epilepsy or another Seizure Disorder. That’s about 1% of children! This affects many teenagers with Epilepsy negatively because you can never predict when the seizures will happen.
What is Epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a general term for a brain disorder that causes seizures. There are a lot of variations of Epilepsy, and a lot of different seizures. People with Epilepsy can have many different kinds of seizures, some can cause them to fall to the ground and shake uncontrollably while, others can just look like they are staring.
What causes Epilepsy?
Usually the cause is unknown, but some causes are,
- A dramatic head injury
- Brain not functioning properly
I believe Epilepsy is not fully understood by many and people do not understand the seriousness.
How can you prevent Epilepsy?
- Avoid traumatic head injuries
- Lower your chance of stoke and heart disease (Healthy Diet, Exercise)