Category: "First Aid for Seizures"

Recognizing when someone is having a seizure – and how you can help during those first critical moments

Recognizing when someone is having a seizure – and how you can help during those first critical moments

Approximately 1 in 26 people develop epilepsy, a condition in which someone experiences recurring and unprovoked seizures. But experiencing a seizure does not always mean a person has epilepsy. Seizures can be provoked by acute head injuries, alcohol withdrawal and high blood sugar, among other things. Approximately 1 in 10 people will experience a seizure during their lifetime. […]

What to know about epilepsy, and how to provide first aid if someone you know suffers a seizure

What to know about epilepsy, and how to provide first aid if someone you know suffers a seizure

Epilepsy is a common neurological condition which leads to seizures. It affects millions of people in the United States and tens-of-millions worldwide. It’s important to know what epilepsy is, how to recognize what happens during a seizure, and how to provide first aid when someone is having a seizure. What are epilepsy and seizures? Epilepsy […]

The Evolution of Epilepsy Care: Embracing New Perspectives on Travel and Mental Well-being

The Evolution of Epilepsy Care: Embracing New Perspectives on Travel and Mental Well-being

Epilepsy, a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures, affects millions of people worldwide. According to recent research conducted by Priti Vishwakarma, an epilepsy specialist, there are approximately 17 different types of epilepsy, each requiring distinct care and precautionary measures. Understanding the importance of knowledge, Vishwakarma emphasizes the significance of educating oneself about the condition. Instead […]

Idiopathic generalized epilepsy: An easy-to-understand introduction

Idiopathic generalized epilepsy: An easy-to-understand introduction

If you – or someone you care for – has recently received a diagnosis of idiopathic generalized epilepsy, you might be wondering what this means. In this easy-to-understand guide, we look at what idiopathic generalized epilepsy is. What is idiopathic generalized epilepsy? Idiopathic generalized epilepsy affects about one third of people who have epilepsy. To understand what […]

New author working to end stigma surrounding epilepsy

New author working to end stigma surrounding epilepsy

Sara Staggs is in Cleveland this weekend, participating in Cleveland Clinic’s Lifestyle Intervention For Epilepsy symposium “I’m doing so much better. The brain surgery that I had at the Cleveland Clinic was a laser ablation,” Staggs said. “It’s a relatively new surgery where they can just, instead of opening up your skull, taking out a […]

What School Staff Should Know About Seizure First Aid

What School Staff Should Know About Seizure First Aid

For kids with epilepsy, seizures can strike at any time. Here’s what you can do to help Seizures, a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain, can impact thinking, muscle control, movement, speech, vision or awareness. Although brief, seizures can frighten patients and those surrounding them, especially if they’re unfamiliar with what steps to […]

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