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Epilepsy is the fourth most occurring mental disorder and characterized by sudden unprovoked seizures. Drastically, once it happens it stays and can cause a halt in the daily activities of the affected person. But still, we can make effort to control it or to minimize the attacks.
Following two ways can be the sword of any gladiator fighting against epilepsy.
- Spot what triggers a seizure.
- Follow preventive measures to avoid a seizure.
Find out the Triggering Agent:
Apparently seen as unprovoked but seizures have some poorly noticed triggering agents. By figuring out the triggering agent of seizure and avoiding it will eventually reduce or maybe completely kick out the seizure attack. Some common triggering agents are listed in below.
- Stress, depression, anxiety or some other emotional issues.
- Alcohol or drug abuse.
- Certain chemical or color.
- Specific weather conditions.
- Change in sleep schedules or significant sleep deprivation.
- Something that stimulates the specific senses, bright flashlights, high sounds, cold height or depth.
- Hormonal changes in women like pregnancy or menstruation.
Following Preventive Measures:
With avoiding triggering agents you can try some basic tips to control or mimic the epilepsy seizure.
- Get plenty of sleep specifically at night. Make a strict schedule and be stick to that.
- Drink surplus amount of water.
- Eat a healthy and balanced diet.
- Maintain vitamin levels in the body especially of vitamin B2.
- Avoid taking high carbohydrate or junk food.
- Carbonated energy drinks should not be the habit.
- Learn stress management and relaxation techniques. To take help from the best psychiatrist in Karachi, Lahore or other main cities you can log on to Marham.
- Avoid drugs and alcohol or some medication having alcohol.
- Avoid bright, flashing lights and other visual or sound stimuli.
- Use ear coverings when outside to reduce the effect of noise.
- Skip TV and computer time whenever possible.
- Avoid playing video games.
- Never work too long without taking rest.
- Never use any drug without a prescription.
In public place, if you find some epileptic victim help him, it’s your ethical duty.
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