Epilepsy


The chronic disease I'm doing is epilepsy. Epilepsy is a disease that causes seizures and other odd behavior. It is caused by and electical storm in the brain, and the nerve cells fire electrical impulses. Some symptoms of epilepsy are random seizures, twitches, unusual movements (like staring at something and you can't stop staring at it), walking as if in a daze, and hallucinations.

About 42 million people around the world are effected by epilepsy. There is no one race or gender that is effected by epilepsy more than another. There isn't much you can do to prevent epilepsy, but you can try not to take a bad hit to the head. There is no real cure for epilepsy now, but there are therapies, medications, and surgeries to help with epilepsy if you have it.

There are hundreds of different types of epilepsy, and some of them are absence epilepsy, pyschomotor epilepsy, temporal lobe epilepsy, and infantile spasm epilepsy. Some known causes for epilepsy are heredity, head injuries, and strokes, but most of the time the reason for getting epilepsy is unknown. Some things people do to manage epilepsy are avoiding hard contact with the head, taking medication, taking special therapy classes, and surgeries. Epilepsy is a scary, dangerous chronic disease.