Friday, June 11, 2010

Epilepsy may recur at any time

Epileptic seizures can occur at any time without recognizing places. As experienced by Calvin (28), residents of Taman Sari, who suffered epileptic seizures while driving dozens of participants of the road to graze leisurely in order to alert the month at the Bung Karno Jakarta, Sunday (06/20/2010) yesterday.

Manifestations such as seizures or epilepsy may lose consciousness instantly. "Seizures can occur anytime and anywhere, including while driving or swimming," said Dr. Andrew Harry, SPS (K), the neurologist, when contacted

Epilepsy, according to the Mayo Clinic, is a disorder of abnormal patterns of activity of brain cells, similar to electric short circuit. Had abnormal signals cause temporary changes in behavior sensation, movement, or consciousness.

Although dangerous, actually epileptic seizures can be controlled with medication. "The primary function of epilepsy drugs are the cells lining the brain in order to avoid contact. If there was contact, the result is a seizure," explains Dr. Andreas.

Selection of drug and dosage should be done under the supervision of a physician. "This type of medicine should be tailored to the cause. What is important patients taking the medicine must be disciplined in order epilepsinya not recur," said a doctor who practiced at RS Gading Pluit, Jakarta, this.

With controlled epileptic seizures, people with epilepsy can perform daily activities well, doing well in school and at work.


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