Mypersonal interest is the seizure illness. The condition encompassesthe physical changes of an individual due to the unusual electricalactivity of the brain. causes muscles to contract and relaxrepeatedly. The intensity is dependent on the affected part of thebrain. Research indicates that both the elderly and the youngexperience high incidences of the condition. The illness is among thetop five neurological disorders affecting the American population. Itmay arise due to brain injury, heart disease, drug abuse, poisoning,and epilepsy. Humans have little understanding on the appropriateintervention measures to undertake after an individual experience aseizure. Intensive conditions may cause injury and death. It isnotable that most seizures stop without intervention. Healtheducation is necessary to assist in the establishment of saferapproaches as well as create awareness on appropriate interventions.
Ibelieve that the problem is among health challenges affecting peopleand not just epileptic patients. Researchers have not engagedappropriately in generating better interventions to help address theproblem. Considering the number of seizure victims, it is necessaryto create measures that will lessen the risks among the high-pronepopulation. The seizure can affect people from across all ages,although it is more profound among the older and young population.Statistics show that individuals from the developed nations havehigher chances of experiencing the condition. In the United States,for instance, about 1.1 percent of the population is affected by theillness. Moreover, about 4 percent of the Americans are known toexperience the infirmity sometimes in life. Engel (2013) shows thatthe risk of suffering a second seizure within a span of 2 two yearsstands at 45 percent. In essence, the sickness is a serious problemthat requires the inclusion of family members and friends.
Individualsexperiencing seizure have increased chances of developing heart andmental health concerns such as stroke and depression respectively.The disease is dangerous and manifests differently in various people.Sometimes, the sick go for long periods without being treated. Engel(2013) provides that prolonged seizure can result in statusepilepticus. About 7 percent of seizures in the emergency departmentsare status epilepticus, out of which the mortality rates rangesbetween 10 and 40 percent. Due to the psychological problems arisingfrom seizures, the affected people have increased suicide risk. Theindividuals experience fear of suffering a seizure in public or beinginjured. The risks and fears the condition creates among the affectedpeople make them lead a less productive life, particularly those thathave developed epilepsy (Engel, 2013).
Theprimary intervention measures need to include an initial assessmentof the affected victims to determine the appropriate actions. Issuessuch as the prevalence of seizures, potential risks, and consequencesshould be assessed appropriately. The society has not elaboratelyunderstood seizure experiences, hence, the need to create awarenessabout the matter. The malady effects and intensity underscore thesignificance of creating awareness and health education. The concernhelps one in understanding the mental processes and behavior ofindividuals suffering from the infirmity. Caregivers have anobligation to ensure that the public knows the appropriateintervention and handling for people prone to the ill health (Engel,2013).
Inconclusion, it is imperative to engage in health education awarenessto help minimize the effects of seizure to the high-prone people. Thecaregivers need to consult with other people such as friends andfamily members in developing a suitable treatment plan for theaffected people. Despite the availability of medication that can easemany complications linked to the illness, the majority of people withseizure symptoms live with the symptoms throughout their life. Iconsider that the study of the problem is timely, as it does notrequire intensive resources mobilization.
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