Purple is the colour to embrace this month, not because it’s a dark and strong colour but is it to celebrate and create awareness about Epilepsy. Epilepsy is one of the 4th most common brain disorders and it can affect people of all ages, commonly known as a seizure disorders.
EPILEPSY is a chronic disorder that causes unprovoked recurrent seizures. A SEIZURE is a sudden rush of electrical activity in the brain, that can cause an involuntary contractions of the muscles or convulsive movement.
There are two main types of seizures, Generalized seizures which affects the whole brain. And Focal or Partial Seizure which affects just one part of the brain.
We can even go further, with other examples which is a mild seizure which mostly it is hard to be recognised because it doesn’t last that long, in most cases the duration of it can be seconds and you won’t even be aware of it.
Then a Strong seizures that causes most people unable to perform to thier level best, because it makes them lose control of thier bodies and they can lose consciousness during the seizure and it last longer. Often people have no memory of it happening after it has stopped. For more facts click here.
As a nation it is advisable to address issues that affect our families and friends in our community, and learn more about different life challenges that they face each an everyday by doing so will be able to help them and stop the stigma around different disorders.
NOVEMBER it’s EPILEPSY MONTH more like a month where by we create awareness about illnesses that affect the brains. Let Purple be your colour blocking and raise the awareness and help with some donations towards Epilepsy foundation DONATION LINK.
“People think that epilepsy divine simply because they don’t have any idea what causes epilepsy. But I believe that someday we will understand what causes epilepsy, and at that moment, we will cease to believe that it’s divine. And so it is with everything in the universe”