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International Epilepsy Day: Home remedies use delay in the right treatment of Epilepsy

Home remedies use delay in the right treatment of Epilepsy in India.

International Epilepsy Day, celebrated each year on the 2nd Monday of February, is an opportunity to raise awareness of epilepsy, what it is, how it can be treated, and what is needed to bring treatment to all people who need it. It has been pointed out by Apex Group of Hospitals that 30 to 40 percent of Indian patients and their relatives still take home remedies and inadequate treatment for this disease.

The symptoms like numbness of the body, shaking of hands & legs, fainting, not being able to speak, falling while standing, difficulty in breathing, and stiffness in the body indicate epilepsy.  On this occasion, Dr. Samir Parekh, Neurosurgeon from Apex Group of Hospitals says, “We can say that Epilepsy is a chronic non-communicable disease of the brain that affects people of all ages.

Around 50 million people across the world have epilepsy and so it is one of the most common neurological diseases across the world. When feet or seizures occur many times the smell of onion or shoes is immediately given to the patient, but there is no truth in this and it does not benefit the patient. Epilepsy cannot be cured but can be managed with medication and a series of lifestyle changes. Controlling the triggers of the disorder can reduce the number of seizures one experiences. While not skipping medication is most important, there are certain lifestyle factors that can greatly reduce the risk of seizures. Brain damage from prenatal and perinatal injury, Congenital abnormalities, Brain Infections, Stroke and Brain Tumors, Head Injury/ Accidents, and Prolonged high fever during childhood are the main causes of Epilepsy. Epilepsy is caused by high fever, stroke, brain injury, stress, imbalance in nerve signaling, alcohol consumption, and so on. Many people are unaware of the causes, symptoms, and treatment of epilepsy.”

The neurological condition epilepsy is characterized by unequal brain activity that results in seizures or episodes of odd behavior, sensations, and occasionally loss of cognizance. Epilepsy can attack any person. Men and women of different ages, races, and cultural backgrounds can develop epilepsy. Even though epilepsy is treatable, three-fourths of those affected in underdeveloped nations do not obtain the necessary care. Approximately 10 to 12 million people in India experience seizures linked to epilepsy, according to Dr. Samir Parekh, Neurosurgeon from Apex Group of Hospitals. 

About Apex Group of Hospitals – Apex Group of Hospitals is a chain of Hospitals managed and run by expert Medical Professionals with experience of 25 years. Currently, Apex Group of Hospitals manages more than 350+ beds and provides qualitative healthcare services to the people of Mumbai and surrounding areas. Apex Hospitals is located in Borivali, Kandivali & Mulund.

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