Do you have to disclose epilepsy?
No. The ADA does not require applicants to voluntarily disclose that they have epilepsy or another disability unless they will need a reasonable accommodation for the application process (for example, permission to bring a service animal to an interview).
Can people with epilepsy speak?
Seizures, by themselves, do not stop people from speaking or understanding words. Even if seizures happen every day for most of your life, you are still able to read, speak, and understand words. The main language problem caused by seizures is with finding words.
Can you just develop epilepsy?
They can cause a wide range of symptoms. Epilepsy can start at any age, but usually starts either in childhood or in people over 60. It’s often lifelong, but can sometimes get slowly better over time.
What really causes epilepsy?
What causes epilepsy? In general, epilepsy and seizures result from abnormal circuit activity in the brain. Any event ranging from faulty wiring during brain development, brain inflammation, physical injury or infection can lead to seizure and epilepsy.
What jobs can epileptics have?
People with epilepsy are successfully employed in a variety of jobs that might be considered high-risk: police officer, firefighter, welder, butcher, construction worker, etc. Epilepsy is a highly variable disorder and it is difficult to generalize about safety issues.
What does it mean when someone has epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain. When someone has epilepsy, it means they have a tendency to have epileptic seizures. Anyone can have a one-off seizure, but this doesn’t always mean they have epilepsy.
Can a person have more than one epileptic seizure?
When someone has epilepsy, it means they have a tendency to have epileptic seizures. Anyone can have a one-off seizure, but this doesn’t always mean they have epilepsy. Epilepsy is usually only diagnosed if someone has had more than one seizure, and doctors think it is likely they could have more.
Can a person with epilepsy have a normal life?
But you might be able to stop treatment if your seizures disappear over time. Epilepsy is usually a lifelong condition, but most people with it are able to have normal lives if their seizures are well controlled.
Can a person have a family history of epilepsy?
Genetic factors can be unique to the person or hereditary. Most people with epilepsy have no family history of it but some epilepsies are more common in some families. A low seizure threshold, which can reduce the brain’s resistance to a seizure, may run in families. Some epilepsies are genetic but may not be inherited.
Does epilepsy ever totally go away?
While many forms of epilepsy require lifelong treatment to control the seizures, for some people the seizures eventually go away . The odds of becoming seizure-free are not as good for adults or for children with severe epilepsy syndromes, but it is possible that seizures may decrease or even stop over time.
Does epilepsy cure itself?
A: Epilepsy can not be cured in the real sense of the term. Epilepsy is a disease like hypertension, asthma and diabetes mellitus. Seizures can be totally controlled in almost 75% cases with epilepsy. In some people, especially children the seizures never recur after stopping their anti-epileptic treatment.
What to do if someone has epilepsy?
Most people with epilepsy will probably be aware of their condition. They may be taking medications to control their symptoms, or undergoing diet therapy. Some epilepsy is also treated with surgery or medical devices.
What are some interesting facts about epilepsy?
Here Are The Top 20 Interesting Facts About Epilepsy: #1 Epilepsy, also known as seizure disorder, is a disorder described by recurring seizures. It is a condition which affects the brain and causes repeated seizures. #2 During a seizure, the electrical impulses are disrupted, causing the body to behave strangely.