It is difficult to find people who have never heard of epilepsy or seen an patient. Many families around our society have epilepsy patients. There is no end to the family’s worries and anxieties about these patients. Because these patients are fragile in nature. They can have any major accident at any time.
Heartbreaking consequences can happen, which none of us want. Many people think that the epilepsy patient has a gene or a fairy. Some people think he likes ‘air’. In fact, there is no scientific reason for this.
These are basically superstitions. And in our country, many kinds of superstitions or superstitions have spread in the minds of many uneducated and educated people. These superstitions need to be eradicated. And for that you, me and people from all walks of life have to come forward with interest.
Now let’s talk about epilepsy. Epilepsy is a terribly complex disease. This disease can affect men and women at any age. In most cases, the disease begins in adolescence. And if you don’t get proper treatment at the beginning, you may have to suffer for the rest of your life.
What is epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a disease of the nervous system. The human nervous system is divided into two major parts. One is the central nervous system and the other is the peripheral nervous system. Epilepsy is a disorder of the human nervous system that affects the functioning of the nervous system.
When children or adolescents are diagnosed with this disorder, they immediately lose consciousness. They become unconscious, lose consciousness and become frozen. Injuries of unbearable suffering occur. Mental illness is also seen due to epilepsy. Seen psychotic, chaotic mindset.
In epilepsy, some neurons in the central nervous system are suddenly stimulated. Scattered nerve cells are stimulated by this stimulus. As a result, the central nervous system is stimulated in a short time. As a result, the patient loses consciousness within a moment. The patient fell unconscious. Epilepsy can affect a child at an early age and can cause dizziness. This may cause him to lose consciousness.
After that the convulsions started. This level of convulsions lasts for two to three minutes. Then the patient fell asleep. As soon as the infected person falls to the ground, his tongue may get stuck between the teeth. As a result, he may have to stay in such an unconscious state for a few seconds by pressing his tongue forcibly.
This unconscious state may continue for a few seconds to a few minutes. However, the thing to know is that usually no one stays unconscious for more than 15 minutes. Many children have convulsions when the fever rises to 103-104 degrees Fahrenheit. This fever is seen in 10 percent of children.
Fortunately, it is not called epilepsy. However, if there is a recurrence of convulsions without fever, then it is epilepsy. In other words, about 3 percent of children who suffer from febrile convulsions at an early age may develop epilepsy when they grow up. And then the disease needs special treatment. You may be wondering what causes epilepsy. Epilepsy can usually be caused by a number of reasons.
However, in most cases, the cause of the disease is not 100 percent sure. Research is going on, one day it will be possible to find out the cause of this disease. And then the treatment of this disease will become much easier.
There are many symptoms of epilepsy, these are:
- The patient has convulsions,
- Eyes may roll up,
-The neck or face may be bent,
-Patient can urinate on clothes,
- The patient’s tongue may be cut and blood may come out,
- Falling unconscious on the ground can cause signs of injury anywhere on the patient’s body,
- Many people may have symptoms or convulsions in their sleep. This is called slipping-epilepsy.
- If epilepsy convulsions occur during sleep, foam and blood may be found on the patient’s bed or pillow,
- Babies who do not have a habit of urinating in bed or have a sudden urination in bed can also be a symptom of epilepsy,
-Some patients may become unconscious for a short time without being unconscious, which may also be a symptom.
Symptoms of epilepsy
- Epilepsy can have one or more of the following symptoms:
- Sudden onset of convulsions in any part of the body and gradually spreading throughout the body.
- Suddenly falling flexibly.
- The body becomes stiff and suddenly falls.
- Sudden loss of consciousness.
- Frequent inattention to work.
- The body of small children is suddenly shaken.
- Sudden leaning in front of the head or back or the whole body.
- Suddenly something falls out of hand.
- Sudden onset of abnormal behavior and abnormal movement of hands, feet and mouth.
- Suddenly a different kind of feeling arises in any part of the body.
- Which cannot be done during convulsions
Don’t panic or be scared.
Do not obstruct or try to grab the patient during the convulsions, as this may injure both the patient and the helper.
Leather shoes or anything else made of leather, iron rods, etc. should not be pressed on the patient’s face. It does more harm than good to the patient.
Do not give water or any other drink until the patient is fully aware.
The convulsions usually do not last more than two minutes and then the patient falls into a deep sleep.