Monthly Archives: September 2014
Over two million people in the United States have epilepsy, and for those individuals, carrying a medical ID bracelet with them at all times is critically important to help them get the medical assistance they need quickly and efficiently in the event of an unexpected seizure. Custom engraved medical alert bracelets from N-Style ID can communicate vital medical information when an epilepsy patient may not be able to speak for himself or herself. We also understand that wearing a boring, traditional medical bracelet can get old, which is why offer a wide range of stylish and fun ID bracelets.
Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder in which abnormal brain activity causes recurrent, unprovoked seizures during which the person experiences abnormal behavior, symptoms and sensations. Symptoms of epilepsy may include temporary confusion, staring spells, uncontrollable jerking movements, and loss of consciousness or awareness. While symptoms vary from patient to patient, it is quite common that a person with epilepsy may be unable to communicate what is happening to those around them or to explain the medical attention they need in a timely manner. Continue reading
Hard to believe that summer has come and gone so quickly, but the good news is there’s plenty of fun to be had for the fall. As the kids head back to school, the air gets crisper and the days a bit shorter, it’s always great to plan fun family activities for the evenings and weekends. Let’s explore some entertaining activities and let us know what you plan on doing in the comment section below.
Over 18 million people in the United States have diabetes, including early onset type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, which is the most common form of the disease and usually occurs later in life. While those numbers continue to grow year after year, it’s important to learn critical steps that can be taken to prevent type 2 diabetes, especially among those who are at high-risk for development. (There is currently no prevention for type 1 diabetes). By taking these preventative steps you can help to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, and also lower your risk for possible complications of diabetes such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, nerve damage, and other health problems.
Even though epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological disorder, affecting an estimated 1 in 26 people at some point in their lifetime, there’s still a great deal about seizures that many people don’t know. One of the first questions many people have is: what are triggers for seizures? While for more than half the people with epilepsy have no identifiable causes of the condition, for the other half the condition can be traced to a variety of factors.
Identifying and understanding the triggers, symptoms, risk factors and preventative measures for seizures are vitally important for helping to minimize their occurrence and potential complications. Some people find that seizures are more likely to occur in certain situations and keeping track of those factors that may precipitate a seizure can help you recognize when a seizure might be coming and what triggers you should try to avoid. Common triggers for seizures can include: Continue reading