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    Natural Epilepsy is a neurological disease that disturbs the electrical functioning of the brain. Natural Epilepsy results in altered consciousness and seizures. The disease is a common one, with as many as 50 million people worldwide who are suffering from it. Though the condition is incurable, proper medication can control it effectively. There are different types of epilepsies, depending on the cause symptoms and the area of seizure. Some epilepsy occurs only during childhood.


    Causes:

    Though the causes of Natural Epilepsy are not discovered, it is believed that hereditary can be a factor. However, epilepsy is a neurological problem, which is totally different from mental problems. Some believe that Natural Epilepsy can occur to a person after he or she receives an injury to the brain through an infection, a stroke, falls, brain tumors etc. Sometimes, infection and illness during pregnancy can also result in triggering epilepsy in the child. Factors like hyperventilation, hypogogia, lack of sleep, constipation, stress and alcohol can lead to neurological disorders that eventually lead to epilepsy.


    Symptoms:


    The most common symptom of Natural Epilepsy is repeated seizures. However, the nature of the seizure varies from one type of epilepsy to the other. In the tonic-clonic type of epilepsy, the patient becomes unconscious; his teeth are clenched, his body stiffens and falls to the ground and starts jerking uncontrollably. This can last up to 2 minutes. On the other hand, patients of the generalized absence epilepsy experience a very brief loss of consciousness (30 seconds or less) but do not fall on the ground. The abnormal jerks are absent and the person stops moving or speaking and stared straight ahead blankly. When the seizure is over, he resumes normal functioning and has no memory of the seizure. On the other hand, in a partial epileptic seizure, the person remains completely conscious and experiences twitches in different parts of the body. Sometimes, the person may also experience peculiar smells, tastes and sounds. Soon, the person finds himself in a dream-like state.


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