International Epilepsy Day: Why Purple Is The Color Of Epilepsy – Treating Seizure Disorder & nbsp | Photo credit: Thinkstock
New Delhi: The International Day of Epilepsy is celebrated on February 11, 19459010 around the world. Epilepsy, also called seizure disorder, is a disorder that occurs when nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, which can trigger seizures. Almost 70 million people worldwide suffer from epilepsy.
The global health event is celebrated to raise awareness of the disorder. Every year, the second Monday of February is celebrated by over 1
Awareness of epilepsy is spread through events that take place in cities, bases, etc. You can see how the color purple plays great role in such events. Purple is considered the color of epilepsy and the reason for that is really interesting.
The color purple or lavender is associated with epilepsy and the biological changes that cause the neurological disorder. Seizures caused when someone is suffering from epilepsy are often due to abnormal electrical impulses in the brain. One of the ways to treat such seizures is to relax the brain and calm the nerves. It is said that both the color lavender and the plant have this effect on the brain. The lavender plant has been proven to act as a central nervous system relaxant. Lavender is also the internationally recognized epilepsy flower. Read – Epidiolex: World's first marijuana drug to treat severe forms of epilepsy receives FDA approval
Epilepsy is a difficult to treat disease. Seizures are usually controlled by medication. Herbal treatments, vitamin and mineral supplements, and some dietary changes can also help reduce seizures. Acupuncture is another technique used to treat epilepsy.
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