Epilepsy Awareness Day. Time to get people talking about epilepsy and raise awareness of the condition.
Around 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological diseases globally.
Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain characterized by repeated seizures. A seizure is usually defined as a sudden alteration of behavior due to a temporary change in the electrical functioning of the brain.
Epilepsy Awareness Day is celebrated every year on 26th March. The theme of Epilepsy awareness day 2021 is "Epilepsy is more than seizures"
Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th, people in countries around the world wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness.
The purple day was created in 2008 by Cassidy Megan, who has epilepsy and wanted to get people talking about the condition. Cassidy decided to use the color purple because lavender is recognized as the international flower of epilepsy and wanted to assure people with epilepsy that they are not alone.
Most people can manage epilepsy. Your treatment plan will be based on the severity of symptoms, your health, and how well you respond to therapy. Some treatment options include Anti-epileptic drugs, Ketogenic diet, Brain surgery