What is Epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain resulting in an epileptic seizure. These seizures can start at any moment in life. There are many different types, along with different variations of severity. Some types of epilepsy last for a limited time, and the person eventually stops having seizures. But for many, epilepsy is a life-long condition.
Epilepsy affects 65 million people around the world at any given time. The cause of this diagnosis is unknown in over 50% of cases resulting in one in every three patients being unable to control their seizures with medication.
With the alarming rate of patients unable to control their seizures, those who are susceptible to falls may wear an epilepsy helmet to prevent injuries to the brain.
But what is an epilepsy helmet? How often should you be wearing one? And how to choose the right for you?
Below, you'll find all the answers to these questions.
What is an Epilepsy Helmet?
An epilepsy helmet is another term for a medical helmet or protective helmet. It is designed to be worn daily for around the clock care of the head to prevent an injury when a seizure occurs. As seizures can happen anywhere, anytime, these specially designed helmets are durable, lightweight and comfortable so it can be worn for long periods.
Most epilepsy helmets provide 360 protection as a seizure can cause a person to fall from any angle. These helmets are not only used for patients with seizures but also other neurological conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy and Parkinson's disease.
How Often Should You Wear an Epilepsy Helmet?
The patient should consider how often they are falling and how they are falling to determine how frequently a helmet is needed to be worn. As an example, if a person is falling once a month and they feel symptoms hours or a day before, then this person may only want to wear their helmet during the run-up to a seizure. However, if a person suffers from reoccurring seizures that are far more unpredictable, they may need to consider wearing their helmet every day.
What is the Best Epilepsy Helmet?
We're not biased when we say Ribcap Protective Helmets are everything that you need in an epilepsy Helmet. Not only are we proud of our highly fashionable medical helmets, but several neuro-associations also back them. They are vigorously tested according to the International Rugby Impact Standards making them a dependable helmet for all ages.
Introducing an air-light helmet that is oh so soft for all-day wear. We designed Ribcap Helmets to look like regular beanie hats as we believe head protection should be fashionable and non-stigmatizing. They come in a wide range of styles, colours and sizes to fit everyone.
Ribcap Protective Helmet Features
-Full 360 head protection.
-Backed by several neuro-associations.
-Vigorously tested according to International Rugby Impact Standards.
-Highly fashionable & non-stigmatizing.
-Designed with air-light high-impact foam for all-day comfort.
-Lots of colours and designs to choose from!
Thanks to Ribcap, you can choose an epilepsy helmet that looks and feels like a regular hat! Want to see which style and colour will suit you? Click here!