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Epilepsy Awareness Day 2021 Date, History and Significance: What Is Purple Day? Everything You Want to Know About the Day Dedicated to Neurological Disorder



Epilepsy Awareness Day, also known as, Purple Day, is celebrated annually on March 26. In India, about 120 million people have a neurological condition, epilepsy. Neurocysticercosis is the most common cause of epilepsy in people aged 15 to 50 years and is often caused by eating infected pork or unwashed underground vegetables. The most common type of epilepsy occurs at a young age and the causes are genetic. The second type of epilepsy is sudden. the senior physician of PSRI Hospital in Delhi, says that if an epileptic patient has a seizure, turn him to the side. He should not smell shoes or slippers. National Epilepsy Day is observed every year on 17 November to spread awareness about epilepsy in society.

90 percent of epileptic seizures are of 2 minutes. If the seizure is more than 5 minutes, the medicine is given through the nose. Nothing should be given through the mouth. In the case of seizures of more than 5 minutes, the patient should be taken to the hospital. The epilepsy patient cures in just half an hour. It is wrong to dismiss these patients or to discriminate in society.

Around 16 percent of epilepsy patients worldwide are in India. Their number is about 12 million. Dr. Manjari Tripathi, Head of Neuro-Department of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), said that the facilities for treatment and examination of epilepsy are available. However, even after these, many cases of epilepsy are not known. Their investigation is wrong. Such patients reach the untrained physician. These are of alternative medicine method.

Epilepsy Awareness Day 2021 Date, History and Significance

Epilepsia Awareness Day, or Purple Day, is celebrated annually on March 26. The day is marked to raise awareness among the people of the world about the brain disorder that is epilepsy. It is an opportunity to increase the public’s understanding of the disease and to eliminate the fear and stigma around it. Epilepsy can be dealt with if diagnosed and treated correctly. And that is all the more reason why awareness and research is important.

Epilepsy Foundation of India

National Epilepsy Day is a national level campaign launched by the Epilepsy Foundation of India to reduce epileptic seizures in India. The Epilepsy Foundation of India in Mumbai, Maharashtra was founded in 2009 by Dr. Nirmal Surya. The Epilepsy Foundation of India is a non-profit charitable organization engaged in changing attitudes about epilepsy throughout their lives and society to help people suffering from it.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Mar 26, 2021 12:56 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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