- Can someone with epilepsy be left alone?
- Is epilepsy the same as fits?
- Can epilepsy spread from person to person?
- Can one get epilepsy through kissing?
- Can we marry a epilepsy person?
- Is epilepsy a mental illness?
- Can epilepsy be cured?
- Can I donate blood if I have epilepsy?
- How does a person get epilepsy?
- Is epilepsy a disability?
- Does epilepsy worsen with age?
Can someone with epilepsy be left alone?
One out of five people living with epilepsy lives alone, according to the Epilepsy Foundation.
This is welcome news for people who want to live independently.
Even if there is a risk of seizure, you can build a daily routine on your terms..
Is epilepsy the same as fits?
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterised by fits or seizures, or even periods of unusual behaviour, sensations or loss of awareness. Fits happen when the nerve cells in your brain either misfire or repetitively fire. Wait a minute, I thought epilepsy and fits meant the same thing. Not at all.
Can epilepsy spread from person to person?
Epilepsy is not contagious (you can’t catch it from someone who has it). It’s not passed down through families (inherited) in the same way that blue eyes or brown hair are. But someone who has a close relative with epilepsy has a slightly higher risk for it than somebody with no family history of seizures.
Can one get epilepsy through kissing?
Epilepsy is in no way contagious. No one can get the disorder by talking to, kissing, or touching somebody with Epilepsy. Epilepsy can only be transmitted through hereditary transfer.
Can we marry a epilepsy person?
There is no reason why an epileptic person cannot get married and have children and lead a normal life. However, correct diagnosis is required as there are several kinds of epileptic seizures. Proper medication and precautions need to be taken though.
Is epilepsy a mental illness?
Epilepsy is not a mental illness. In fact, the vast majority of people living with epilepsy have no cognitive or psychological problem. For the most part, psychological issues in epilepsy are limited to people with severe and uncontrolled epilepsy.
Can epilepsy be cured?
Today, most epilepsy is treated with medication. Drugs do not cure epilepsy, but they can often control seizures very well. About 80% of people with epilepsy today have their seizures controlled by medication at least some of the time. Of course, that means that 20% of people with epilepsy are not helped by medication.
Can I donate blood if I have epilepsy?
Throughout the world people who have epilepsy and seizures are prohibited from donating blood. These restrictions are based on the assumption that they are prone to adverse donor reactions, specifically, syncope and convulsions.
How does a person get epilepsy?
Head trauma as a result of a car accident or other traumatic injury can cause epilepsy. Brain conditions. Brain conditions that cause damage to the brain, such as brain tumors or strokes, can cause epilepsy. Stroke is a leading cause of epilepsy in adults older than age 35.
Is epilepsy a disability?
Epilepsy is a physical, long-term condition and people with epilepsy are protected under the Equality Act, even if their seizures are controlled or if they don’t consider themselves to be ‘disabled’.
Does epilepsy worsen with age?
Age: Adults over the age of 60 may experience an increased risk for epileptic seizures, as well as related complications.