Facts to Share About Epilepsy

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We are so thrilled to announce the launch of our blog today.

What better way to kick off this momentous occasion than with 26 facts to share about epilepsy?

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As you might know, our favorite month of the year is quickly approaching! November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. As we are gearing up for a whole month dedicated to raising awareness about our cause, we encourage you to educate yourself first, then share these facts during the month of November on your social networks. Whether you favor Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, or any other social channel of your choosing, do your part to get involved and help raise awareness about epilepsy just by a few clicks and taps of your keyboard.

Help your friends get the facts about epilepsy!

- Epilepsy affects people of all ages – from newborns to ninety.
- Epilepsy is a condition of the brain causing seizures (a disruption of the electrical communication between neurons).
- There are 150,000 new cases of #epilepsy in the United States each year.
- In 6 out of 10 epilepsy cases, the cause is unknown.
- “Epilepsy is the most common serious brain disorder worldwide. It has no age, racial, social class, national, or geographic boundaries.” – World Health Organization
- There are 65 million people around the world who have #epilepsy.
- #EFTX serves over 1,200 patients per year who receive clinic care, diagnostic testing, & their medications at no cost.
- 88 cents of every dollar donated to #EFTX goes directly to serve people with #epilepsy through our programs & services. Make a donation to the Epilepsy Foundation Texas today!
- Each year, nearly 300 youth & teens with #epilepsy enjoy a week at #summercamp thanks to #EFTX donations & supporters.
- Did you know EFTX-Houston/Dallas-Fort Worth/West #Texas serves people with #epilepsy in 176 counties across the state?
- Epilepsy is the third most common neurological disorder after stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Epilepsy education & seizure first aid training are two of our Foundation’s main goals. We educate over 10,000 people each year.
- There are many different types of epilepsy.
- Epilepsy is treatable. Treatments include: medications, surgery, electrical stimulation therapy or special diets.
- Did you know these 13 Celebrities have shared their stories about having Epilepsy?
- There are over 2,000,000 people in the United States who currently have #epilepsy. #epilepsyfacts #epilepsyawareness
- EFTX proudly offers #epilepsy education & #seizure first aid to school nurses all over the state of Texas. #epilepsyawareness
- People can’t swallow their tongue during a #seizure. It’s physically impossible. #epilepsyfacts #epilepsyawareness
- Epilepsy is NOT contagious. There is no way to ‘catch’ #epilepsy from another person.
- Don’t ever put anything in person’s mouth during a seizure. #seizurefirstaid #epilepsyfacts
- Did you know heredity plays a role in #epilepsy?
- Did you know the Epilepsy Foundation Texas was founded in 1983?
- 1 in 26 people in the USA will develop #epilepsy at some point in their lifetime.
- Epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder in children.
- Epilepsy is NOT uncommon. It affects more people than cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and cystic fibrosis combined.
- The #EFTX mission to lead the fight against #seizures, find a cure, and overcome the challenges created by #epilepsy.

Stayed tuned for more Epilepsy Foundation Texas blog posts coming soon! Remember to keep it social and stayed connected with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. If you’d like for us to cover a certain topic on the blog, please send your feedback to cpegg@eftx.org – as always for more information or to get help for you or a loved one in the fight against epilepsy, contact our office toll-free at 888-548-9716.

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