Home Health Disorders cure Disorders Cure oi-Amritha K By Amritha K on February 8, 2021 | Reviewed By Karthika Thirugnanam Every year, the second Monday in February is observed as International Epilepsy Day to promote awareness of epilepsy in more than 130 countries each year. The Day is a joint initiative by the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE). People with epilepsy have seizures due to abnormal electrical activity in the brain. A seizure is a sudden and uncontrolled disturbance in the brain which can lead to changes in one’s behaviour, feelings, movements, and levels of consciousness. Each seizure may not only be life-threatening to the patient, but repeated seizures can also cause significant brain damage. An individual is said to have refractory epilepsy when the medications fail to bring their seizures under control. Refractory epilepsy is also known as uncontrolled, intractable, or drug-resistant epilepsy. Studies have shown as much as 10 percent of the world’s population experiences seizure at least once in their lifetime, one-third of whom develop epilepsy . Most newly diagnosed epileptic patients will become seizure-free on their initial anti-epileptic drug therapy; however, about 30 per cent continue to experience seizures… Read full this story
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