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Dip in temperature increases risk of “epileptic seizures”

-         November 17th is National Epilepsy Day in India Winter has arrived in India and this year, the season is expected to be quite pleasant. But the dip in atmospheric temperature is a cause of worry for

         November 17th is National Epilepsy Day in India

Winter has arrived in India and this year, the season is expected to be quite pleasant. But the dip in atmospheric temperature is a cause of worry for people suffering from neuro-related ailments because cold weather increases the risk of ‘epileptic seizures’ among people with disorders.

A form of chronic brain disorder that causes recurrent seizures or fits (as it is known popularly), occurs due to sudden and excessive electric discharges in the brain. People of any age group might suffer due to epileptic seizures and developing an understanding about the problem is the only means to overcome it. November 17th is National Epilepsy Day in India, and on the occasion, Medicover Hospitals has organized an awareness session to help people understand the causes and means to tackle the problem.

Commenting on epilepsy, Dr. Srikanth Reddy, Consultant Neuro & Spine Surgeon., Medicover Hospitals said, “Sudden drop in temperatures increases the risk of epileptic seizures! People with pre-existing neuro conditions and living in areas where temperatures fall drastically must ensure necessary medical support is within reach, and family members of such patients must stay extra-cautious in these times to take care of the victims especially vitamin D . It is important to note that low atmospheric temperature could cause seizures even among patients with less severe epilepsy.”

Around the world, epilepsy is the fourth common neurological disorder or ailment that adversely effects people of any age group. This ailment is characterized by unpredictable or untimely seizures, which could lead to other health complications. Interestingly, no people victims of epilepsy will have common patterns, and there are many understandings on the causes of it.

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