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He is an epileptic.
Jonty Rhodes, like other epileptics
is a perfectly capable and healthy person. Yet
we, in our ignorance tend to treat epileptics
like mental retards. Discriminate against them.
We are the ones who need to be cured of our misconceptions.
An epileptic seizure is just an electrical discharge
from a few injured brain cells, which in most
cases, lasts for less than half a minute.
Scars from stroke/trauma/infections like encephalitis,
meningitis, pre-perinatal cerebral injuries, brian
malformations. Could also be hereditary.
Range from a brief blank stare to convulsions.
Contractions of one side of the face, gurgling
noises, hypersalivation. Inability to speak. Impairment
of consciousness. Amnesia about the event. Automatisms
like clapping,lip & tongue smacking, etc .Feeling
of electricity, coldness, rigidity, tingling of
tongue, loss of awareness of part of body, visual
hallucinations like bright lights, sparks, balls
of fire, brief feeling of fear and anxiety.
Understand the patient's problems. Provide support.
Better perinatal care. Keep infections under control.
Correct diagnosis and treatment are of extreme
importance. For further information please consult