• Question: how to treat 'epleps' locally

    Asked by 935orange33 to Eve, Gregory, Jacob, Makobu, Nelson on 24 May 2018.
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      Makobu Kimani answered on 24 May 2018:

      While I may not know of how to locally treat epilepsy, I will give you some information to better understand what is epilepsy.
      Epilepsy is a condition that causes seizures, temporary episodes that often include twitching and convulsions. These seizures happen when the brain’s electrical impulses act abnormally and send erratic signals. Think of it as your brain getting confused by these haywire messages, and the result is a seizure.
      The primary symptom of epilepsy is a seizure. But there are different types of seizures with different symptoms. These are some symptoms of seizures: Slight twitching of all or parts of the body, including arms, hands, and legs, Convulsions that affect the entire body, Loss of consciousness, Twitching of the face, Affected speech, Sudden stillness with a blank stare, Temporary loss of control of your bladder or bowels

      Most seizures only last for a few minutes or even just a few seconds. If you’ve had a seizure, it may take you an hour or so to feel normal again. And you may not have any memory of having had a seizure or remember what was happening as the seizure started.