National Epilepsy Day Was Observed On 17 November

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17 November 2021 Current Affairs:The 17th of November is National Epilepsy Awareness Day.

Highlights:
♦ The Epilepsy Foundation in India observes National Epilepsy Day on November 17 each year to raise awareness about epilepsy. 
♦ Epilepsy is a persistent brain illness marked by recurrent ‘fits’ or seizures.’ ‘National Epilepsy Awareness Month’ is held in November.
♦ The Epilepsy Foundation of India launched the Nationwide Epilepsy Day as a national initiative to lower the prevalence of epilepsy in India.
♦ Dr Nirmal Surya founded the Epilepsy Foundation of India in Mumbai, Maharashtra, in 2009. The Epilepsy Foundation of India is a non-profit charitable organisation dedicated to assisting persons with seizures in leading more satisfying lives and changing society’s perceptions about epilepsy.

Epilepsy:
♦ Epilepsy is a varied set of persistent neurological disarray and causes sudden seizures and fits.
♦ The seizures of epilepsy result due to the unusual and extreme activities in the brain and the seizures also result from hypersynchronous neuronal brain activity.
♦ According to the World Health Organisation(WHO), more than 50 million people across the globe have epilepsy, which makes it one of the most common neurological diseases.
♦ Almost 80% of people suffering from Epilepsy reside in low and middle-income countries. 
♦ It is estimated that with proper diagnosis and treatment more than 70% of the people with Epilepsy can live without a seizure
 

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