Epilepsy by the numbers

By Jessica Keenan Smith — From disaboom.com Published at March 29, 2011 Views 1,191 Likes 1

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), “Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain sometimes signal abnormally.” This means that when those clusters of nerve cells in the brain signal in a way they aren’t supposed to, the rest of the body reacts in a way it’s not supposed to as well. Doctors refer to this reaction as a seizure. But not everyone who has a seizure has epilepsy. And because everybody is different, there are many different reactions that are classified as seizures. This can include muscle spasms, strange sensations, vivid emotions and even loss of consciousness.

You might be surprised to learn how many people are living with and dying as a result of epilepsy.

Did you know?…

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