Epilepsy Awareness Day is observed annually on March 26th.  The day has become known as “Purple Day” as people are encouraged to wear the color to increase awareness of Epilepsy.

 

What Can Trigger a Seizure?

-Stress or anxiety

-Fatigue or lack of sleep

-Hormonal changes

-Alcohol or recreational drug

-Missed medications

-Exertion or overheated

-Flashing lights or loud sounds

-Caffeine

 

According to the World Health Organization, nearly 50 million people around the world live with epilepsy.  While it is not contagious, and in many cases, there is no known cause for the condition, sometimes the reason is due to disease or injury such as stroke or infection.

It is a treatable condition, but it can be confusing especially for children.  In some parts of the world, treatment may be difficult to get.

 

History

Purple Day was started in 2008 by Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada to encourage awareness of epilepsy and to cast away some of the myths that cloud the general public’s view of the condition.  While other awareness days had been observed in the past, Purple Day and its founder have begun to get a bit of a following and awareness is spreading around the globe.

 

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