Epilepsy, according to Wikipedia, is “a group of neurological diseases characterized by epileptic seizures that varies from brief and nearly undetectable to long periods of vigorous shaking”. The cause of this disease is unknown.
According to statistics, 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. In fact, in North America alone, at least 200,000 people are diagnosed with epilepsy and it isalso estimated that 50,000 deaths occur every year due to prolonged seizures which is also known as SUDEP or the Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy .
A person diagnosed with epilepsy and doesn’t have any clue about the said disease can sometimes suffer from fear and confusion. And because of this, the organization EPILEPSY UNVEILED was created.
EPILEPSY UNVEILED helps people who suffer from epilepsy better understand all the aspects of seizures that are brought about by their condition. Through their website epilepsyunviled.com and their Facebook page, they let people with epilepsy write and tell their personal experiences and battles with epilepsy.
The organization also helps people who suffer from epilepsy live a normal life. By educating and explaining to them what the disease is all about and the ways on controlling and curing it, EPILEPSY UNVEILED is a great help to a lot of people living with epilepsy not only in the United States, but also possibly around the world.
Social media plays a huge role in spreading information regarding any topic. So it was great that an organization like EPILEPSY UNVEILED also created their own Facebook page in order to spread awareness and knowledge about epilepsy.
Through the Facebook page and website that was created solely for the purpose of helping people understand a little bit more about epilepsy, the organization EPILEPSY UNVEILED also created a way or a tool for people with this condition to openly and voluntarily relate their experiences, good or bad, regarding their sickness. They can also share what they think is the best thing to be done and what medication are best to use if one is diagnosed with the condition. The account of every individual with epilepsy is somewhat different from what another person with the same condition goes through. This is because epilepsy is not the same for everyone. So a person who was just diagnosed can go to these sites and read and compare what he or she is experiencing and if it has similarities to the other people who are also suffering because of this disease.
EPILEPSY UNVEILED also gives helpful insights and tips on how to deal with epilepsy. In their site, they discuss and explain about seizures and psychosis which are caused by the condition. Brain surgery as a way to cure epilepsy is also thoroughly addressed giving people with epilepsy an idea about the procedure. Videos about people living with this condition can also be viewed in their website as well as in their Facebook page. Different book titles about epilepsy and where to find them can also be found in the EPILEPSY UNVEILED site.
As a whole, the main reason EPILEPSY UNVEILED was created was to help and give hope to people diagnosed with the disease. By knowing and understanding their sickness, people with epilepsy will realize that even with this condition, they can still live a normal life and do all the things that anormal person does.