It is said that epilepsy, a serious medical condition that affects the brain and makes patients suddenly shake in an uncontrolled way or become unconscious, is the most knotty neurologic medical problem getting the medical community stumped for the best treatment of it, specially for young children. Nowadays, two out of one hundred children may catch febrile seizures while one out of one hundred may unfortunately be attacked by inborn epilepsy.
The clinical manifestations of seizure disorders can tremendously differ between adults and children because of the age gap. And children, who have developing immune systems, are regarded to be more vulnerable to seizure disorders. In fact, children who suffer seizure disorders at early age can hardly be recognized and sometimes their abnormal behaviors, such as spasm, are simply mistaken for ordinary conditioned reflex. A lack of acquaintance with this terrible disease is a main reason why so many children miss the best time to undergo some necessary therapies, which can reduce their pain to the most.
Generally speaking, childhood seizure forces its target’s body to shake in a strange way, often accompanied by a sudden short attack of pain. Any attempts to control this movement by patient himself will be just in vain and he can do nothing other than bear all the sufferings seizure has brought to him. And it is the cortical neurons which lead to all these strange, excessive discharges, making some obvious alterations in human body’s function or behavior.
Therefore, how to judge symptoms of seizure disorders among children is crucial for their successful treatment. Some children like to stare things at the early stage of the disease and it should attract parents’ attention if they find their children fail to control their staring. Besides, some of the children who have caught seizures may fall down suddenly in an unusual high frequency. They can’t tell why they will fall down and everything seems to happen automatically without any signs. This is one of the most typical manifestations of seizure disorders and one of the easiest signs escaping adults’ notice.
In addition, the behaviors alteration is the core symptom of seizure disorders. For example, if a child has caught the disease, it will become impossible for him to maintain his origin characteristic. In contrast, he is more likely to become overactive and be prone to excessive excitement about some news, etc. What’s more, sometimes even parents angrily scold their child for being too naughty, the child can have a hard time calming down and behaving himself with seizure doing great harm to his cortical neurons. Additionally, some children can become too aggressive and like to make autonomic disturbances.
All in all, each parent has a great responsibility of their children health, which plays a significant role to the hope of the entire family. And good sensibility to the micro change of children’s daily behaviors is a must to recognize seizure disorders promptly and get their children cured as soon as possible.