Sparkport Pharmacy is proud to support National Epilepsy Week an annual event dedicated to raising awareness about epilepsy, a neurological disorder affecting millions of lives worldwide. We stand united with the epilepsy community, aiming to foster a better understanding of the condition and offer our support to those living with epilepsy.

What is Epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a chronic disorder of the brain that provokes recurrent seizures. Seizures can manifest in various forms, including convulsions, loss of consciousness, and uncontrollable movements. It is essential to remember that seizures can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, or background. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), over 50 million people worldwide are living with epilepsy.

Dispelling Myths and Stigma
One of the primary goals of National Epilepsy Week is to debunk common myths associated with epilepsy and challenge the stigma surrounding the condition. Often, the lack of awareness leads to the social exclusion of individuals with epilepsy, limiting their opportunities for education, employment, and relationships. By educating ourselves and others, we empower everyone to create a more inclusive and empathetic society.

Supporting Individuals and Families
At Sparkport Pharmacy, we understand the challenges faced by individuals living with epilepsy and their loved ones. Medications play a crucial role in managing epilepsy and reducing the frequency and intensity of seizures. We are here to provide support, guidance, and the necessary medications to help our customers with epilepsy lead fulfilling lives. We encourage anyone who has questions or needs assistance to reach out to our pharmacy
team—we are always ready to help.

Tips for Managing Epilepsy. Here are a few tips that can contribute to better seizure control
and overall well-being:
1. consistently take prescribed medications: Adhering to a medication schedule is vital to preventing seizures. If you have any concerns or experience side effects, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
2. Get enough sleep: Lack of sleep can increase the likelihood of seizures, so aim for regular sleep patterns and adequate rest.
3. Minimize stress: Stress can be a seizure trigger for some individuals. Engaging in stress- reducing activities such as exercise, meditation, or hobbies can help.
4. Maintain a healthy lifestyle: Eating a balanced diet, staying physically active, and avoiding excessive alcohol consumption can contribute to overall well-being.
5. Educate yourself and others: By understanding epilepsy and spreading awareness, we help combat stigma and create a more supportive environment.

Let us stand together and show our support for individuals and families impacted by epilepsy.